CHS football gets latest gear courtesy of Sunrise Rotary
This fall season, the Claremont Sunrise Rotary made a donation to the 2012 Claremont High School football team. The money went toward purchasing new helmets for the players. In the wake of so many high profile head injuries involving football players in professional and youth leagues, CHS decided the safety of its young men was paramount and fitted each player with the new Riddell Revolution Speed helmets.
Boosters President Michael Tyus said, “This helps relieve the anxiety of parents and family members who watch from the sidelines.”
Even if football coaches teach their players proper tackling technique, freak accidents can still happen. However, improved technology helps to keep up with the game’s unpredictable nature. As players grow physically, improve their quickness, and muscular strength, their collisions on the field become more forceful. Leagues are helping by cracking down on “spearing” by players looking to launch themselves at other players to make a play.
The helmets are the result of “concussion reduction technology” research, and Claremont Sunrise Rotary is proud to say they have contributed to the overall health of high school athletes.