Jun 28 2012
Record-setting NFL quarterback Drew Brees was among a panel of athletes who gathered on June 27 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway in Manhattan to raise awareness of concussions in youth sports. CNBC host Darren Rovell sat down with the New Orleans Saints player for a one-on-one interview about his latest role as national spokesperson for ImPACT for PACE, a program dedicated to Protecting Athletes through Concussion Education and made possible in collaboration with Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation. The initiative is a personal one for Brees; he suffered a concussion in 2005.
Panel participants also included Mark Lovell, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist and CEO/co-founder of ImPACT; Briana Scurry, a retired goalkeeper for the U.S. Women's Soccer Team and a two-time Olympic medalist; Carl Banks, a former linebacker for the New York Giants and two-time Super Bowl winner; and Mike Richter, a star ice hockey goalie known for leading the New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup in 1994.