MOST IMPORTANT — READ CAREFULLY — OPEN YOUR HEART & HELP

N-S-A advocates Sportsmanship, $cholar$hip$ and the Prevention of Injuries, especially TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES (esp TBI).

● N-S-A's PRIMARY GOAL: Help Prevent TBI as much as possible in all youth and HS contact sports (esp FB), and help make all sports as safe as possible.

1. By EDUCATING the PUBLIC ACCORDINGLY

2. By EDUCATING COACHES regarding the PROPER CONTACT TECHNIQUES, esp FB

3. By PROPER HYDRATION for ALL ATHLETES

4. By ADVOCATING QUICKER WHISTLES AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. QUICKER WHISTLES MAKE EVERYONE SAFER. QUICKER WHISTLES ARE THE ONLY ABSOLUTELY DEFINITE WAY TO PREVENT INJURIES BY STOPPING THE ACTION.

● Football (FB), where the greatest number of TBI occur each school year.

● N-S-A ADVOCATES FREEFUNRUNS IN ALL ZIPS. PARENTS CAN TAKE KIDS TO FREEFUNRUNS IN THEIR ZIP OR ANY ZIP.

● People of each ZIP must establish a RACE COMMITTEE (RACOM) (at least 3 members) that makes all decisions regarding every aspect of FREEFUNRUNS

(Spring Session and Fall Session) >>> PLACE, DATES, TIMES, ETC

● People of each ZIP must find a safe, suitable, level field for FREEFUNRUNS IN THEIR ZIP. About 100 yds X 40 yds, preferably well-mowed grass, having no holes. Need 8 cones.

● WITHOUT GOOD FIELDS – NO RACES - NO FUN – NO LOCAL DONOR$ — NO EFFORT TO HELPREVENTBI, therefore, NO IMPROVEMENT REGARDING SAFETY and NO REDUCTION of brain damage in all youth and HS contact sports.

● People of any ZIP can organize and conduct FREEFUNRUNS that can help raise money through DONATION$ from GENEROUS LOCAL INDIVIDUALS and BUSINESSES within that ZIP.

● The more kids that run, the more DONATION$ from GENEROUS LOCAL INDIVIDUALS and BUSINESSES in that ZIP.

● DONOR$ can be posted for the PUBLIC to see on the MESSAGE CENTER.

● LOCAL RACOM and volunteers seek LOCAL DONATION$ from GENEROUS INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES in that ZIP.

● LOCAL RACOM TRANSFERS 80-90% of LOCAL DONATION$ to HELP LOCAL HS GRADS, or any LOCAL INDIVIDUALS 18 years or older from that ZIP who need financial HELP to continue their EDUCATION or TRAINING in their chosen field. RACOM'S DISCRETION.

● The remaining 10% of LOCAL DONATION$ go to N-S-A to EDUCATE THE PUBLIC regarding:
1. TBI and the many levels of severity of TBI
2. The best means of possible PREVENTION of TBI
3. RECOGNITION of TBI
4. The best CARE of TBI

TBI are EPIDEMIC in youth and HS contact sports, esp FB, and very little is being done to prevent TBI.

TBI are the most serious, most dangerous common injuries in all youth & HS contact sport, esp FB where the greatest number of TBI occur each year
TBI can affect a person for the rest of his or her life.
TBI can be damaging, fatal if left unattended.

● The PUBLIC can see that LOCAL DONATION$ are transferred to LOCAL INDIVIDUALS.

For 10 years N-S-A has been working continually and tirelessly to          HELP PREVENT TBI in youth and HS contact sports (esp FB, where the greatest number of TBI occurs each FB season) by EDUCATING the PUBLIC, LOCALLY/NATIONALLY to HELPREVENTBI, RECOGNIZE and CARE for TBI

N-S-A is the only non-profit 501(C)(3) tax deductible org. in the country that is:
(1) SEEKING DONATION$ to EDUCATE THE PUBLIC regarding TBI and the many levels of TBI.
(2) WORKING to HELPREVENTBI at all levels as much as possible, esp in FB.

Many of our young runners will want to participate in contact sports in years to
come. N-S-A wants to make contact sports safer. FREEFUNRUNS can help.

This page is for children (and their parents) who have an interest in running short
distances – longer distances for older children.

WHY IS N-S-A SO DETERMINED to support FREEFUNRUNS for kids age 4 to whatever is best for your ZIP and HOW CAN IT BE DONE SUCCESSFULLY……

STATISTICS from N-S-A RESEARCH:

● 4,000,000 TBI in all HS sports each school year

● 1,880,000 TBI during HS FB practices and games each school year

● 470,000 (25% of HS FB TBI) could be severe each school year

● Hundreds of thousands of HS FB players each school year injure their own brain or the brains of their opponents and often suffer more than one TBI

● 100,000 FB players graduate from HS with a damaged brain each year.

By PREVENTING one TBI at every HS FB game (Varsity JV Freshman),        20 000 TBI could be prevented every weekend in the Fall. Of that 20 000, 25% or 5 000 severe TBI could be prevented every weekend in the Fall.

50 000 severe TBI could be prevented every HS FB season.

Play Safer • Play More • Play Longer


FreeFunRuns have many WINS.
WIN #1 KIDS LOVE TO RUN
WIN #2 DONORS WILL BE LISTED for the PUBLIC to see.
WIN #3 DONATIONS are 501(C)(3) tax deductible.
WIN #4 LOCAL MONEY STAYS LOCAL . RACOM’S Discretion
WIN #5 LOCAL RACOM sends 10% to N-S-A to EDUCATE THE PUBLIC (locally and
nationally) regarding the possible PREVENTION of TBI, RECOGNITION and CARE of TBI IN ALL YOUTH AND HS CONTACT SPORTS, ESP FOOTBALL
WIN #6 FEWER ATHLETES SUFFER TBI because of WIN #5, EDUCATE the PUBLIC.
WIN #7 N-S-A $CHOLAR$HIP MONEY GOES TO HS GRADUATES in pursuit of a
post-HS education or training. Jock Patterson Founder N-S-A

CONNECTION TO THE RECREATION DEPT. OF THAT ZIP
AGES: 3 & 4 (88 yds) 5 & 6 (132 yds) 7 & 8 (176 yds)
9 & 10 (220 yds) 11 & 12 (440 yds) 13+ (mile if possible)
● ANY CHILD CAN RUN AT ANY ZIP
● ANYONE CAN DONATE THERE IF THEY SO CHOOSE
● EVERY ASPECT OF FUN RUNS IS ADJUSTABLE
● RACOM MAKES THE FINAL DECISION — WHATEVER and WHENEVER IS BEST FOR THAT ZIP

BEST DAYS & TIMES:
> 5 SUNDAYS LATE APRIL EARLY MAY 4PM
> 5 SUNDAYS LATE SEPT EARLY OCT 4PM RACOM DECIDES.

● RACOM (3 or more) — KEEP GOOD FINANCIAL RECORDS — NOT A CITY OR TOWN ADMINISTRATOR OR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR
● ON-LINE MESSAGE CENTER, anyone can read any message and reply.
● Present and future race dates/times for that ZIP.
● QR CODE ON THE MESSAGE CENTER TO ALLOW INDIVIDUALS TO DONATE
● BUSINESS CARDS WITH A QR CODE (SAME AS MESSAGE CENTER)
● SPREAD THE WORD EVERYWHERE TO HELP INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS
IN YOUR ZIP AND TO HELP possible PREVENTION of TBI COAST TO COAST (the big picture)
● FOR MORE QUESTIONS [email protected] FOR MORE HELPFUL INFO click HOME or STATISTICS

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