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September 14, 2018
Dana Arschin

New football helmets hope to cut brain injuries

"You'll see nearly half of the NFL players wearing the SpeedFlex Precision Helmet this season, said Thad Ide. Ide is the Senior VP of Research & Product Development for Riddell, which is a company that creates custom-fit helmets tailored to an athlete's head shape and size.
September 05, 2018
Chris Dawson

Franco Cite scores football grant and accolades from Peyton Manning

The Ecole Secondaire Franco Cite Patriotes has won a grant through the Riddell 18 in 18 Smarter Football Program. Franco-Cite was one of 1400 applicants from across North America who applied and the West Nipissing high school is the lone Canadian school to get the grant.
September 04, 2018
Jeff Bobo

'They feel invincible': Peyton Manning personally delivers new football equipment to Rogersville Middle

It was hard to tell if Rogersville Middle School's football players were more thrilled with the special delivery they received on Aug. 24 or by the man who delivered it. The Warriors were chosen specifically by legendary quarterback Peyton Manning to receive an equipment grant from Riddell Sports including uniforms, pads, tackling dummies, a player hydration system and 40 "InSite" smart helmets that record hits.
September 03, 2018

Trusted Coaches helps youth football teams earn equipment grants

Tom Lenarz, director of Cloquet Youth Football, said the funds from USA Football will go toward the purchase of new Riddell helmets. “We are excited to be able to use this money to put our kids in newer and safer equipment,” Lenarz said.
August 30, 2018
Allison Wong

Wahlert Catholic football team reduces concussions with insightful helmets

The Riddell Insite Helmets are equipped with five sensors: one at the front, the top, the back and one on each side of the helmet. Those sensors detect head impact and allow the coaches and athletic trainer to monitor their players.
August 29, 2018
Kevin Carbery

Good News: De Soto football boosters donate $1,200 for safety helmets

Jerry Appleton, president of the group, said the money is targeted for Riddell Speedflex Helmets, which are “state-of-the art in technology that provides the safety advantages needed to help reduce concussions.”
August 28, 2018
Mike Miller

Glass touts 'new' home for Hoosiers

Indiana's athletic department spent $130,000 on new football helmets Glass touts as the safest on the market. The Riddell SpeedFlex Precision-Fit helmets will be worn by every IU player this fall.
August 25, 2018
Patrick Mason

Gurley supplies Tarboro with new gear

Gurley paid for the team to purchase new home and away uniforms. He didn’t stop there. Gurley also used his connections with Riddell — a football helmet and equipment company — to hook up the Vikings with state-of-the-art gear.
August 21, 2018
NBC 5 St. Louis

Clayton HS invests in helmet technology

Clayton HS Invests in Riddell InSite Technology.
August 21, 2018
Matt Stewart

New technology in helmets helps metro football teams reduce risk of concussions

Football can be a dangerous sport, but new technology is making the game safer. Fewer kids are suffering concussions as helmet makers and metro schools are going to greater lengths to keep young athletes safe.
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