Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain talks about concussions in the NFL and precautions young athletes should take.
The Baltimore Ravens and MedStar Sports Medicine announced a partnership to help spread concussion awareness in the Baltimore area on Tuesday. The organizations co-branded Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fact sheets for coaches, parents and athletes that have been distributed to more than 150 youth and high school football coaches and athletics directors in the Baltimore area. The Ravens also committed a $25,000 per year grant for the next five years to MedStar, which will help fund outreach programs, baseline testing and subsidize testing for Baltimore-area student-athletes. After the announcement, Patch caught up with McClain, who had to sit part of a game out during his rookie year after he suffered a concussion.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain, team officials and MedStar Sports Medicine officials announced a partnership surrounding concussion awareness.
Athletes don’t always let injuries hold them back from playing. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain knows all about that. "In sports, we have the mentality of being a warrior and toughing it out," he said. "I was always taught as a kid, 'If it’s not broken, you can go.’ But when it comes to the head, you never know." McClain, Ravens officials and MedStar Sports Medicine officials announced a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to spread awareness about concussions. McClain, head team physician Andrew Tucker, Ravens President Dick Cass and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital President Brad Chambers announced the public safety campaign Tuesday morning at the Ravens’ Under Armour Performance Center in …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Jameel McClain will give the keynote address at the March 22 Steak & Burger dinner.
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- Sean Welsh
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The adults will have burgers. The kids will have steak. Everyone will enjoy a Raven. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain will be the keynote speaker at the March 22 Steak & Burger Dinner. It's the 22nd year for the event, which contributes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County while recognizing the young people who benefit from the organization. Many of the children may aspire to be like McClain—a veteran linebacker for the Ravens who experienced homelessness earlier in life. "We are honored to welcome Mr. McClain to this year’s Steak & Burger Dinner, as his is a journey of overcoming adversity, embracing opportunity, and never losing hope. I am sure Mr. McClain’s story will resonate with the young people of Boys & Girls …