Play it Safe! Video PSA Contest
Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture, a report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC), finds that youth athletes don’t always report their injuries or may feel pressured to get back in the game too soon.
The IOM and NRC “Play It Safe” video Public Service Announcement contest encouraged teens and young adults across the United States to submit one-minute videos to help raise awareness about sports-related concussions. Thanks to everyone who expressed interest in the contest and submitted entries!
Congratulations to our winners: Alyssa Edwards, Sam Kamras, and Matthew Hoffman from New Jersey, whose video “It’s Never the Answer” urges athletes not to “tough it out.” Watch and share their video below!
Play It Safe! Winner
Statements, recommendations, and opinions expressed in this video are those of the individual participants and not necessarily endorsed or verified by the IOM or the NRC.
Learn more about the report’s findings with an IOM/NRC video featuring three youth athletes who have experienced concussions firsthand.
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For more information about the report, visit www.nas.edu/concussions.