The Eric Pelly Sports Education Fund does not seek to stop people from playing sports but rather to educate them on how to recognize the symptoms of concussions. Proper treatment, including physical and academic rest, and return to play protocol is vital in the treatment of concussions. If treated properly, the problems usually subside. On the other hand, concussions left untreated, can cascade into much deeper problems.
Every concussion is serious and should be treated proactively.
All donations to the Eric Pelly Sports Education Fund go towards an Eric Pelly Memorial Scholarship for a graduating senior at North Allegheny High School and also to Concussion Awareness.