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Creighton Prep Advances Commitment to Football Player Safety
Posted 06/23/2017 03:24PM

Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha, Nebraska recently advanced its commitment to the safety of players in its football program when the school adopted Riddell’s InSite Impact Response System as part of its purchase of 200 Riddell SpeedFlex helmets for players on all five of its football teams.

Riddell InSite is a football helmet-based sensor technology that fits in the liner of a Riddell helmet and alerts sideline staff when a player experiences a significant single impact or multiple impacts during a game or practice. In addition, version 3.0 of the InSite Player Management software delivers more information about player head impacts than previous iterations, including the location of the impact.

“I think the helmet project puts us at the forefront of player safety in the entire state of Nebraska,” said Tim Johnk, head varsity football coach for the school. “It also gives us an ability to identify opportunities for additional education that may be needed on proper technique.” Director of Athletics Dr. Dan Schinzel also noted, “The concept of cura personalis or ‘care of the whole person’ is central to what we do as a Jesuit institution, and the new helmets are one more important way for us to enable that for our students.” 

To help address the estimated $80,000 cost of the new football helmets and the associated technology, the Advancement Office at Creighton Prep has recently begun soliciting donors for support. Interested parties can contact Vice President of Advancement Rick Berger at 402-548-6218 or they can give online at www.creightonprep.org/giveonline, noting their preference for the “Football Player Safety Project” in the Gift Designation section of the form.

For more information on Creighton Prep, please contact Director of Alumni Relations Max Huerter at 402-548-3851 or email him at mhuer@prep.creighton.edu. For more information on Riddell’s InSite Impact Response System, please visit www.Riddell.com/InSite.

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