In order to shed additional light upon this devastating injury which has affected not only Leonard Marshall, but several of his colleagues, he is reaching out to support the participants of the NFL Concussion Settlement. “Due to major transitional changes involving ourselves and families, there’s still much to be done despite the settlement, “said Marshall, Chairman of The Game Plan Foundation located in Boca Raton, Florida.
It takes a strong Advocate in bringing attention to sports players suffering from chronic head trauma. Marshall, a retired professional athlete of twelve seasons in the National Football League and a former New York Giants, New York Jets, and Washington Redskins Football and Super Bowl Champion established the 501(c)3 organization. The Game Plan Foundation raises donations to assist in ongoing CTE research and appropriates funds to help serve families in need who are dealing with this type of deteriorating neurological damage.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalophathy (CTE) is the diagnosis with signs and symptoms that have been researched by Medical Experts, including Forensic Pathophysiologists to describe long term effects of multiple concussions to the head. The multiple cerebral injury research that derives from contact sports will educate the public and help parents to consider the risk before engaging their child in a sports activity. “By exposing the risk factors, a young adult or child may be directed to another career or sports path that is less detrimental in the long run,” said Marshall.
The Game Plan Foundation in association with Tiff’s Casual Grill & Bar is hosting a Celebrity Red Carpet “BIG CHEESE” Cheerleading Search and BIG Game Extravaganza on January 30, 2014. The proceeds are for benefiting victims and their families who participated in the NFL Concussion Settlement and the film, “The United States of Football,” co-produced by Marshall. In regards to the 1990 season and Super Bowl XXV, Marshall co-authored with CBSsports.com writer, William Bendetson with a recently completed new book, “When the Cheering Stops” to raise funds for the initiatives. You may purchase your ticket(s) at http://tiffs.ticketleap.com/