July 18th, 2017 (BEREA, Ohio) – Xenith, a Detroit-based industry leading helmet manufacturer, along with the Cleveland Browns, Ohio Lottery, and University Hospitals have teamed up to outfit Ohio area football teams with more than $500,000 in top rated football helmets over the next five years.
The HELMETS Program is a collaboration between the Browns, University Hospitals, Xenith, and Ohio Lottery to enhance the health and safety of young athletes through training, education, and proper equipment while also giving back to the Ohio community.
In May, an unsuspecting Maysville High School football team traveled to the Browns training facility to watch practice and partake in a tour. At the end of the day, they were surprised with a new set of top rated helmets by Cleveland Browns players. The Maysville Panthers are the first of many lucky teams over the next five years to be fully outfitted in Xenith helmets.
After the reveal, as a part of the next “Browns Give Back” moment, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District was randomly selected to be the next recipient of a $25,000 donation of Xenith helmets.
“University Hospitals Sports Medicine is committed to supporting a safe sporting environment for athletes of all ages,” said Dr. James E. Voos, University Hospital and Brown’s head team physician, “We are proud to continue to support The HELMETS Program.”
University Hospitals continue to work with the Browns to ensure more than 1,500 high school football coaches become USA Football Heads Up Certified in 2016 and 2017.
The USA Football Heads Up Certification is a nationally recognized certification that covers the most important health and safety issues for coaches at any level of football, including tackling, fundamentals, injury prevention, injury recognition, and proper equipment fitting.
“We are proud to provide Xenith helmets to all the winners of the Browns HELMETS Program and support the Cleveland community,” said Xenith President Ryan Sullivan, “At Xenith, we have a passion for protecting football players with cutting-edge technology and are proud to share that through this partnership.”
The five-star rated Xenith helmets are a top ranking helmet in the Virginia Tech’s helmet ratings and the NFL/NFLPA Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance Results.
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. For more information, please visit www.xenith.com or engage with us on Twitter and Facebook.
Browns Give Back
The Cleveland Browns give back to Northeast Ohio with a commitment to education and youth football while engaging the community through the team’s signature First and Ten volunteer movement. For more information, visit www.clevelandbrowns.com/brownsgiveback.
Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 40 outpatient health centers and 200 physician offices in 15 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s flagship academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, located on a 35-acre campus in Cleveland’s University Circle, is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The main campus also includes University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and urology. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including “America’s Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report. UH is also home to Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. UH is the second largest employer in northern Ohio with 26,000 employees. For more information, go to UHhospitals.org.
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