HeadFirst Concussion Care Sponsors Hockey for Heroes Tournament for Injured Service Members

Mar 20, 2014, 11:10 ET from Righttime Medical Care

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeadFirst Concussion Care, a program of Maryland-based Righttime Medical Care, was a sponsor of Hockey for Heroes, a charity ice hockey exhibition tournament held last weekend at the United States Naval Academy's McMullen Ice Arena in Annapolis, Md.

A 24-hour, round-the-clock tournament sponsored by the Navy Youth Hockey team, Hockey for Heroes raised awareness and provided financial support for Wounded Warrior Project and USA Warriors Ice Hockey, which was established in 2008 in partnership with Disabled American Veterans.

Dozens of teams played from 6 p.m. on Friday, March 14 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, including USA Warriors standing and sled hockey teams, Navy Youth Hockey teams, regional youth hockey teams, adult league teams, and local high school teams.

In addition to their sponsorship of the tournament, members of the HeadFirst team were on hand throughout the event educating spectators and players about the importance of preventing and managing mild traumatic brain injuries.

"HeadFirst Concussion Care is honored to offer support for the Hockey for Heroes tournament," said Dr. Robert G. Graw, Jr., M.D., chief executive officer of Righttime Medical Care. "We can't think of anyone more deserving of our appreciation than America's military veterans, who have so courageously fought to protect our country and our freedom."

According to Hockey for Heroes organizers, the tournament raised $96,000 for Wounded Warrior Project and the USA Warriors Ice Hockey team. Both organizations will use the funds to provide recreational, therapeutic and educational programs for injured Armed Forces service members and veterans.

HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care was founded by Dr. Robert G. Graw, Jr., M.D., chief executive officer of Righttime Medical Care, to provide post-injury medical evaluations for patients of all ages. HeadFirst consists of a medical team trained in the evaluation and management of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), working with a consortium of local specialists. HeadFirst has been providing complementary ImPACT baseline testing for sports teams and individuals since opening in 2011, and supports trainers and coaches with a community concussion awareness program. Righttime Medical Care operates ten urgent care centers located in Anne Arundel, Frederick, Howard and Montgomery counties. All Righttime locations are open 365 days a year from 7 a.m. until midnight. For more information, visit myHeadFirst.com and myRighttime.com.

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