It is our pleasure and honor to announce that Coach Ken Jennings will receive the 2015 Gorvernor’s Serve Illinois Award in the Governor’s mansion in Springfield April 20th. Coach Kenneth Jennings has not let being injured and paralyzed playing high school football crimp his lifestyle of being a 24 hour-a-day volunteer. Coach Ken […]
In the news today: Indiana High School Athletic Association reports that High school athletes suffered 1,230/2,460*concussions that were/could have been reported to the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. (IHSAA) during the fall athletic season.(*Little less than half of Indiana schools provided information.) “We are being as transparent and want to make sure that we […]
Very glad to see former Chicago Bear Jim McMahon and former Chicago Blackhawk Jeremy Roenick teaming up to start an organization that addresses concussion in sports. The Community Alliance joins them in their work.
THIS MORNING’S NEWS: South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore suffered a dislocated knee and damage to several ligaments, the university announced Sunday, but Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier told reporters that he’s optimistic about the star back’s future. How will Marcus Lattimore rally what it takes to deal with his bad news, work through the suffering, […]
“It’s open”, said Barbara Komosa that April day in 2000, the very first time I visited soon to be friend, paralyzed Robert (Rob) Komosa. I walked the 3 blocks often to visit Rob and after knocking on the door, I heard the very same invitation: “it’s open. I grew to care about paralysis because of […]
One of the great unsolved mysteries of my life is figuring out exactly why for so many years I have become immersed in the world of paralysis. Why do I care? Many people have asked me that question and I have lots of answers. I might turn the question and ask the reader: why do […]
Hold on everybody who attends a high school football play off this fall. When you pay your admission at the gate do you think that any portion of that money would go to the purchase of insurance and support of the students that are out there on the field risking their lives? NO, NO, NO. […]
Guest Blog: Monday, November 19, 2012 By Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief-Wheeling High School (IL) Gridiron Alliance, local advocates who reach out to paralyzed high school athletes, asked District 214 to consider a paid insurance policy that would cover student athletics in case of “catastrophic” accidents. The discussion arose at the school board meeting on […]
Ahead is a big week for me and those involved in fostering a movement to deal with issues related to sports safety for high school athletes. I am proudly carrying the potent inspirational power that comes from three young men who have passed from this life from complications from their sports injuries. With Gridiron Alliance […]
Very glad to see former Chicago Bear Jim McMahon and former Chicago Blackhawk Jeremy Roenick teaming up to start an organization that addresses concussion... Read More ...
Hold on everybody who attends a high school football play off this fall. When you pay your admission at the gate do you think that any portion of that... Read More ...
One of the major reasons I continue to mobilize and come to the assistance of paralyzed former athletes is that I witnessed the miracle of community in action. Community power changes lives for the better. Every catastrophically injured student athlete: rich or poor, white or black; needs the power of community to mobilize and provide […]