Free Screening of “The Smartest Team” on Wednesday, August 21st at The Micheli Center

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The Micheli Center for Sports Injury will be hosting a free screening of the just released informative documentary on Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00 PM. Dr. William P. Meehan, III, Director of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention and Brooke de Lench Founder of MomsTEAM.com will be on hand after the screening to answer questions parents, coaches and athletes have about the making of the film or about concussions in general.

The film follows a high school football team in Oklahoma during the 2012 season and looks at the steps they are taking to safely manage the growing concussion epidemic. These include reducing the risk of a player receiving a concussion, effectively identifying those players who have received a concussion and safely managing those players after their concussions, to maximize the chances for a safe return to play. The film will be premiering in Oklahoma on all PBS stations just a week before this screening, on August 14th. After its premier in Oklahoma, it will roll out to Ohio and then all 387 PBS affiliates throughout the country in the following months.

Watch a preview of the film below:

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