Sports Legacy Institute to honor WWE at 6th Annual Impact Awards Dinner
The Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) has announced that WWE will be the recipient of its 2013 Impact Award, which recognizes organizations and individuals for their commitment to solving the concussion epidemic.
The award will be presented at the 6th Annual Impact Awards dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Boston Harbor Hotel. WWE Executive Vice President of Creative Stephanie McMahon and WWE COO “Triple H” Paul Levesque will be present to accept the award on behalf of WWE.
In 2013, WWE gave a $1.2 million gift to SLI to launch a new, three-year research program led by Boston University researchers Ann McKee, MD and Lee Goldstein, MD, Ph.D., aimed at developing a treatment for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease associated with brain trauma and known to affect athletes, military veterans and others who suffer brain trauma.
“Our partnership with SLI is a key component of WWE’s talent health and wellness program,” Triple H said. “Talent is the only natural resource that WWE has, and we are committed to their well-being.”
Every WWE Superstar and Diva has been required to attend a SLI “Conquering Concussions” seminar led by SLI executive director and former WWE Superstar Chris Nowinski, aimed at preventing concussions and increasing the reporting of concussions when they do occur.