WWE joined the Concussion Legacy Foundation’s 8th Annual Impact Awards in Boston on Nov. 4. Paul Levesque (WWE’s Triple H) and WWE announcer/host Corey Graves presented a check for $1.5 million to CLF Co-Founder and Executive Director Chris Nowinski, who is a former WWE Superstar.
Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF)
The Concussion Legacy Foundation (formerly the Sports Legacy Institute) is dedicated to advancing the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. CLF’s vision is a world without CTE, and concussion safety without compromise. CLF was founded in 2007 in reaction to new medical research indicating that brain trauma in athletes had become a public health crisis. In 2008, CLF partnered with Boston University School of Medicine to found the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy to advance research.
The Impact Awards brings together more than 200 supporters and stakeholders recognizing individuals and organizations that have made an Impact in solving the concussion crisis. CLF’s signature national event, the Impact Awards raises more than $300,000 a year for prevention, education, and research.This year, CLF honored Chris Borland (former San Francisco 49ers linebacker) and Margy McHale, sister of Legacy Donor Tom McHale, and her partner Marnie Abramson for their continued efforts in helping solve the Concussion Crisis.
In 2013, WWE was honored at the CLF Impact Awards. Paul Levesque (Triple H) was named to CLF’s Board of Directors in October 2014.
For more on CLF, visit concussionfoundation.org.
Photos courtesy of Concussion Legacy Foundation.