WAUSAU, Wis., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastbay and Axon Sports encourage all Athletes to play safe and strong. Axon Sports is giving away 25,000 cognitive Baseline tests to schools, clubs and youth sports associations across America – 100 sets of 250 Baseline tests. Eastbay is lending its marketing strength to spread the word.
"We encourage Athletes and Parents to subscribe to the emerging best practice of seasonal Baseline testing of athletes' brain speed and accuracy before taking the field," said Dowe Tillema, president and CEO of Eastbay. "Axon Sports makes it easy!"
At www.axonsports.com, Athletes create secure accounts then use an online test to establish a snapshot of their brain speed and accuracy. Medical Providers can use the test results to help determine when it's safe for an Athlete to return to the classroom or to competitive play following a concussion.
"This giveaway underscores the importance of Baseline testing in sports-related concussion management," said Polly James, Axon Sports president and CEO. "With concussions on the rise across all sports, it's important that Athletes have access to concussion management programs that include cognitive Baseline testing."
Eastbay will continue to build awareness of this important service to youth Athletes from Axon Sports through its 70 million catalogs published annually and its popular website www.eastbay.com.
Eastbay is a leading world supplier of athletic footwear, apparel and sports equipment. It was established to meet the performance needs of high school and college athletes. This venture grew into a worldwide direct mail catalog and Internet sales conglomerate featuring top athletic brands such as adidas, ASICS, Reebok, Converse, New Balance, Saucony and Nike. To learn more visit www.eastbay.com.
About Axon Sports
Axon Sports is committed to protecting the athletic brain, one Athlete, one Baseline at a time. The company provides the Axon Sports Computerized Cognitive Assessment Tool (CCAT), as well as educational resources on a wide range of topics surrounding its proper use within an overall concussion management program. Together with Athletes, Parents, Coaches, Athletic Trainers and Doctors, Axon Sports is on a mission to protect and train the athletic brain. To learn more or to preview a sample test, visit www.axonsports.com.