“We are thrilled to partner with CCS on this sponsored studio. The studio has challenged conventional thinking in athletic protection and has left us inspired,” said Ryan Sullivan, President of Xenith. “The final presentations were a celebration of the students’ talent and creativity and we are thrilled to share with others in the Detroit football community. We are incredibly proud to partner with the world-class team at CCS and expect this is the first of many collaborations in the years to come.”
The class of 14 students made final professional presentations to a crowd more than 85 peers, family members, CCS administration and Xenith team members. Special guest Tahir Whitehead, linebacker for the Detroit Lions, and Dan Gilbert, chairman and founder of Quicken Loans, were in attendance.
"This was indeed a marvelous educational opportunity for our students. We at CCS are grateful to the Xenith team for providing such a challenging design problem to work on and for being so deeply involved in the project throughout the semester,” said Richard L. Rogers, President of College for Creative Studies. “Like every project we have worked on with the Quicken Loans Family of Companies, the Xenith project involved making functional and aesthetic responses to issues of human well-being. It led students to think about the social impact of their work as well as about technical solutions." Page 2 of 2
Xenith and CCS will continue to work together to merge the ever-evolving worlds of innovative design and athlete protection in Detroit, Michigan.
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Developed in Detroit, Xenith is driven by a relentless pursuit to protect athletes everywhere through groundbreaking innovations and product superiority. Xenith is the industry leader in football helmet technology and the company’s mission is to develop and distribute the best equipment in the world. Founded in 2006 by a former Harvard University quarterback and Columbia University physician, all Xenith helmets feature Adaptive Head Protection, a system of patented technologies designed to mitigate rotational and linear forces featuring the Shock Bonnet® Suspension System, Fit Seeker System and Shock Absorbers.