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June 13, 2018
Land of 10

The promise that led to Iowa jumping to the forefront on helmet safety

Iowa was among the last college football teams to dump padded football helmets, and Greg Morris needed to say something. This was more than a quarter-century ago, and the Hawkeyes’ equipment manager wasn’t sold on the newer air-pressure helmets. Padding, he thought, had more potential.
June 12, 2018
USA Football, Athletic Buisness

USA Football's Protection Tour Connects the Fun of Football with Education

Indianapolis – Offering the fun and fitness of football to young athletes, USA Football’s 2018 Protection Tour will kick off its national schedule on June 16. The series of USA Football events, conducted in partnership with Riddell and AIG, delivers expert-driven football and player safety information to youth players, parents and coaches, including proper tackling fundamentals, concussion education and equipment fitting.
June 12, 2018
Cam Smith

USA Football kicks off '2018 Protection Tour' with youth events in seven cities

As the summer months bring football season ever closer, USA Football is kicking off a national schedule of free youth football events aimed at delivering safety information and training in seven different cities.
June 08, 2018
Elite Sports NY

Peyton Manning teams with Riddell for another year of ‘Smarter Football’

The great two-time Super Bowl champ Peyton Manning is teaming up with Riddell for another year of “Smarter Football.” The most critical thing for a youth football player when stepping out onto a football field is to have fun while also competing to try and win. But for coaches and parents, there’s another part of football that is very important and that is keeping the players safe while playing this great game.
June 07, 2018
Keep Me Current

Youth football gets safer helmets for new season

A grant from a foundation run by New England Patriots superstar Rob Gronkowski will help make youth football in the city a little safer. Westbrook Youth Football recently received a $10,000 grant from the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation to purchase Riddell Speed helmets for the youth tackle program.
June 07, 2018
Coach & AD

Riddell, Peyton Manning team up to offer equipment grants

Riddell today announced the launch of its annual Smarter Football initiative. Special for the fourth season of the program, Riddell and brand ambassador and strategic advisor Peyton Manning teamed up to unveil “18 in 18,” inviting teams to apply for 18 total equipment grants — increasing the amount from previous years’ ten.
June 07, 2018
NBC 9 News

Peyton Manning, Riddell team up to provide equipment grants

Peyton Manning is again lending his support to football helmet manufacturer Riddell as it provides equipment grants across the country to teams as part of the company's Smarter Football initiative. The "18 in 18" program which launches Tuesday nearly doubles the 10 grants that Riddell awarded last year with Manning's input.
June 07, 2018
SGB Media

Riddell Kicks Off Fourth Annual Smarter Football Program

Riddell on Tuesday announced the launch of the company’s annual Smarter Football initiative. Special for the fourth season of the program, Riddell and brand ambassador and strategic advisor Peyton Manning teamed up to unveil ’18 in 18′, inviting teams to apply for 18 total equipment grants–increasing the amount from previous years’ 10.
June 05, 2018
CBS 4 Denver

Manning, Riddell Team Up To Provide Equipment Grants

Peyton Manning is again lending his support to football helmet manufacturer Riddell as it provides equipment grants across the country to teams as part of the company’s Smarter Football initiative. The “18 in 18” program which launches Tuesday nearly doubles the 10 grants that Riddell awarded last year with Manning’s input.
May 11, 2018
Charlie De Biase Jr.

Farrell football to use impact monitoring system in helmets in 2018

We're living in a day and age where the safety of football players is paramount. And that's the way it should be. The topic of concussions has run wild in recent years on all levels, from youth leagues to the National Football League. When it comes to recovering from a concussion, inactivity and rest are usually key in getting healthy again. But prevention has become just as important and Monsignor Farrell's football program has decided to try something different with Riddell, the company that makes its helmets.
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