'Helmets Are Cool' at school

LONDONDERRY - On Thursday, Nov. 14, Flood Brook students in grades 4-8 will be treated to a special presentation. The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation will be here to present their BASICS Helmet Awareness program - "Helmets are Cool."

The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation is a Tahoe, Colo.-based national nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise money and awareness for athletes that suffer life-altering injuries while pursuing their dreams in the winter action sports community. Roy Tuscany founded the organization after he suffered a spinal cord injury while skiing in 2006.

In addition to supporting injured athletes, the High Fives Foundation strongly advocates injury prevention through the B.A.S.I.C.S. Program Service, an initiative intended to educate and inform action sports participants (of all ages) across the country. The program B.A.S.I.C.S. stands for "Being. Aware. Safe. In. Critical. Situations" and ultimately encourages action sport participants to start simple and work their way up.

Students will be exposed to real-life examples that will register and resonate in ways that promote injury prevention and safety cognizance. The presentation includes a powerful 18-minute video.

Parents and community members are encouraged to attend this presentation which will take place at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Flood Brook School.

For more information, call 802-824-6811, x117.


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