Concussion Awareness Night at Lincoln Academy March 14

Posted:  Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 8:30am

An informative Concussion Awareness Night will be held Wednesday, March 14 at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle in the Nelson Bailey gymnasium from 5-7 p.m. Students, athletes, coaches and parents are invited to attend.

According to Megan DeRaps, athletic trainer at Lincoln Academy, this Concussion Awareness Night is to provide valuable information to students, athletes, coaches, parents, and community members about concussions. The keynote speaker will discuss how a sports-related concussion has impacted his own life. Eric Duffy, RN, and DeRaps will discuss information about what is a concussion, signs/symptoms, how to manage, proper return to academics, and proper return to play for athletics. There will also be a question and answer session at the end.

“This is a crucial topic that should not be overlooked, the evolving concussion research shows the value in taking appropriate measures when an adolescent experiences a concussion. Delaying or hiding recognition of a concussion can hinder the student both academically and athletically,” said DeRaps.

For more information, contact DeRaps at or (207) 315-1926.