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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bill and Melinda Gates 2015 Annual Letter


Tonight at 11 PM ET, Bill and Melinda Gates released their Annual Letter (http://www.gatesletter.com). In it, they are making one big bet for the next 15 years: The lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history thanks to breakthroughs in health, farming, banking, and education.


The breakthroughs they envision are:
  • Half as many kids will die, far fewer women will die in childbirth, and people will live healthier lives because we’ll beat many of the diseases that sicken the poor
  • Africa will be able to feed itself
  • Mobile banking will help the poor radically transform their lives
  • Better software will help all kids, no matter where they live, receive a world class education

Warren Buffett wrote a letter to Bill and Melinda Gates, he said: "Don't just go for safe projects. Take on the really tough problems."  I believe that Bill and Melinda Gates will continue to better the lives of millions of people around the world in the next 15 years and beyond.  

Share this letter (http://www.gatesletter.comand let's work together to improve the lives of people living in our poorest countries around the globe. 

For more information about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, please visit: 
http://www.gatesfoundation.org.


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Atlanta Community Huddle on Concussion a Huge Success #ATLHuddle



#ATLHuddle was difficult to ignore on your Twitter feed today. The National Council on Youth Sports Safety (NCYSS), Inc. hosted The Atlanta Community Huddle on Concussion, located at the Loudermilk Center, on January 10, 2015. Coaches, parents, students, athletic trainers, medical officials and others attended this free event. 
The Atlanta Community Huddle featured a town hall meeting emceed by Ryan Cameron, NCYSS Co-Chairs Dr. David Satcher and Dr. Eliot Sorel and PASS Student Ambassador Kylee Bliss, and national experts on injury-related topics.  Atlanta is the first of 11 stops to U.S. communities to teach, share, and learn about the policies and practices adopted in addressing sports-related concussions among youth athletes. 


The NCYSS was established in 2013 in partnership with the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine (SHLI/MSM) and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. 
NCYSS launched Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS), a program that sparked a national conversation on youth sports safety; promotes primary prevention, public health orientation and early intervention; encourages and facilitates research; and educates and influences local, state, and federal policy.
  • The NCYSS mission is to raise awareness of and apply an integrative approach to create a culture of prevention and reduce the number of injuries that occur among youth engaged in organized sports.
  • The NCYSS vision is to become a leading national and global resource on the significance of healthy lifestyles and physical activity and the prevention, awareness, and treatment of sports-related injuries suffered by pre-collegiate athletes.
Fusionetics offered complimentary orthopedic screenings and participants interacted in sports safety clinics on concussion, hydration, overuse, and AEDs sponsored by Safe Kids Worldwide.


Atlanta Huddle Sessions included: 



The program concluded with the Player's Perspective Panel moderated by ESPN's Cari Champion featuring former Atlanta Falcon Charles "Chuck" Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Michael Johnson, and U.S. Bronze Medalist and bobsledder Aja Evans. 


The Atlanta Community Huddle on Concussion will be the first of 11 stops to U.S. communities to teach, share, and learn about the policies and practices adopted in that community in addressing sports-related concussions among youth athletes.
Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2015/01/10/3522614/atlanta-forum-to-focus-on-concussions.html#storylink=cp

For a full speaker roster and more information, please visit: www.youthsportssafety.org

Friday, January 02, 2015

Join us for the Atlanta Community Huddle on Concussion!


The Atlanta Community Huddle on Concussion will be hosted at the Loudermilk Center on January 10, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. #ATLHuddle is free to the public and will include four innovative breakout sessions on coaching, technology, concussion policy, and Return to Play and Return to Learn.

Fusionetics will offer complimentary orthopedic screenings and participants can get interactive in sports safety clinics on concussion, hydration, overuse, and AEDs sponsored by Safe Kids Worldwide.

The program will conclude with the Player's Perspective Panel moderated by ESPN's Cari Champion featuring former Atlanta Falcon Charles "Chuck" Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Michael Johnson, and U.S. Bronze Medalist and bobsledder Aja Evans. Take photos with your favorite pros in the PASS Photo Booth and enjoy a complimentary breakfast and lunch!

All attendees must register at www.youthsportssafety.org

This event is recommended for student-athletes age 8+, parents, coaches, athletic trainers, officiators, educators, policymakers, school and league administrators, and medical and health professionals.

For a full speaker roster, please visit www.youthsportssafety.org


Monday, December 22, 2014

Learn more about Bert's Big Adventure!

Bert's Big Adventure 10th Year Anniversary directed, edited and music produced by Joshua Marable.