Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Ray Shero has made a video to support the free baseline concussion testing program, “Heads Up Pittsburgh,” offered by UPMC Sports Medicine and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.
The first-of-its kind program for youth hockey players hits home for Shero because his 15-year-old son, Chris, suffered a concussion this season.
Free testing is available this summer to youth hockey players in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League (PIHL) and the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League (PAHL), as well as others registered locally through USA Hockey Programs.
Players were emailed a password by USA Hockey which enables them to register for testing at www.upmc.com/hockeytesting
. Registration is ongoing.
Testing is being conducted at The UPMC Sports Medicine Center on the South Side, and at five Community College of Allegheny County locations – Allegheny, Boyce, North and South campuses and West Hills Center.For more information on the “Heads Up Pittsburgh” program, please visit www.pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org.