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Free Testing for Concussions In Children

Free Testing for Concussions In Children

Unaddressed concussions can have a devastating effect on a child’s life. Many silent concussions that are not obvious go unreported, sometime with deadly results.

Whether the concussion comes from a head injury, fall, or the sudden impact of acceleration or deceleration force, it can occur without being immediately recognized and can lead to long-term complications.

Because of this, some businesses, in conjunction with Vision Help Concussion Project, are offering a free baseline concussion testing with the King-Devick Test during September. This test is a safe, fast and reliable method to detect a dysfunction in micro-eye movements associated with concussions. Appointments are limited so please call ahead.

The following businesses are participating:

Meijer Optical, 5531 28th St. SE – 616-575-6647

Pearle Vision, 4284 Plainfield NE – Sept 17th – 616-364-6228

Fowle Eyecare Associates, 120 Marcell Dr. NE – 616-866-0140

Committed to Influencing Today's Youth

Committed to Influencing Today's Youth

By Marla Miller

This story originally ran in the Grand Rapids Urban Innovation Exchange

With the mission to restore and refocus at-risk youth, Grand C.I.T.Y.

West Catholic and Aquinas reach dual enrollment deal

Grand Rapids, Mich., Date – June 11, 2014 - West Catholic High School and Aquinas College have entered into a dual enrollment agreement that will make college-level courses available during the 2014 to 2015 school year to West Catholic students. Eligible juniors and seniors will be able to take Principles of Accounting in the fall and Principles of Management in the spring. These traditional college courses have the same rigor and expectations as those taught on the Aquinas campus.

“We worked closely with West Catholic High School to create a dual enrollment agreement that will enable students to earn full college credit for courses taken in their high school building.” said Dr. Gilda Gely, Provost at Aquinas College.

Free Student Heart Screening

Free Student Heart Screening

With unexpected deaths of young people in the Grand Rapids area, it is so important to see to it that students are checked out, especially before engaging in sports. Metro health is sponsoring a FREE heart screen for students ages 14-18. This is a great opportunity to get checked out. Please take the time to get signed up.

High School Officials Gathering in Grand Rapids

High School Officials Gathering in Grand Rapids

Saturday, July 27th will be the largest gathering of high school sports officials in Michigan history at DeVos Place, in downtown Grand Rapids, hosted by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.

Speakers from 13 different sports will be featured during the day. Prominent officials attending will be NBA referees Joe Crawford and Steve Javie; Local NFL officials, Perry, Dino & Carl Paganelli Jr; Big Ten officials, Alex Kemp & Jim Augustyn and NHL officials, Terry Gregson & Dan O’Halloran.

 

Local Athlete Earns Academic Honors At Aquinas

Local Athlete Earns Academic Honors At Aquinas

Coopersville High School Class of 2009 basketball player Brett Pfahler was recently honored by the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) as a member of the Men’s Basketball All-Academic team. Pfahler is a redshirt junior at Aquinas College.  He was a three-sport athlete in high school and was All Conference in Football, Basketball and Track while at Coopersville.

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Grand Rapids Football Player Heading to Northwood University!

Grand Rapids Football Player Heading to Northwood University!

A Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills High School Player is heading for college football. Quinton Pulley signed with Northwood University for this coming fall. Pulley was a three year starter for the Ottawa Hills High School Bengals Football team, and a First Team All Conference in 2012, leading the team with 90 tackles as a middle line backer.

Pulley said he started playing football in the second grade, and didn't even know if he would play at all coming into his freshman year at Ottawa Hills. He said among his best memories are the playoffs that first year with Ottawa Hills.