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Windpact Wins Leaders Week Tech Startup Competition at Chelsea FC

by Leaders in Sports

Yelps of joy from Windpact, the winners of the Leaders Tech Start-Up Competition – supported, manfully, by fantastic partners in the One Team Collective and Sportradar. The winds of change have blown. Congratulations indeed. Read more…

Windpact Wins Leaders Week Tech Startup Competition at Chelsea FC 2017-11-03T13:11:20+00:00

Windpact: Former NFL Standout Goes On Offense

by Andy Medici

Shawn Springs wants to protect people from head injuries. It’s a passion born from years of high-impact, grueling professional football, where he played for 13 years as an NFL cornerback in Washington, Seattle and New England. When he retired, he decided to research ways to protect football players from traumatic injuries. Read more…

Windpact: Former NFL Standout Goes On Offense 2017-11-02T11:40:07+00:00

Diversity In Action – Tackling Concussions

by Adrienne Mand Lewin

It was about 10:30 at night when former professional football player Shawn Springs and his family were returning home to Washington, D.C. from visiting his grandmother in Williamsburg. Without ever seeing it in the dark, he says they collided with a car parked in the middle of the highway. Read more…

Diversity In Action – Tackling Concussions 2017-11-02T11:40:07+00:00

SportTechie – Windpact Scores AngelMD Investment To Expand Retrofitted Helmets

by Jen Booton

A technology designed to protect athletes from traumatic brain injuries has received a round of funding that will help get its retrofitted helmets onto fields faster. Read more…

SportTechie – Windpact Scores AngelMD Investment To Expand Retrofitted Helmets 2017-11-02T11:40:07+00:00

Richmond Times-Dispatch – Lacrosse Helmet The Latest Venture For Former Redskins Star Shawn Springs

by Michael Phillips

Ten years ago, Shawn Springs was focused on learning the Washington Redskins’ defense, and he spoke fluently about zone blitzes and coverage assignments. Read more…

Richmond Times-Dispatch – Lacrosse Helmet The Latest Venture For Former Redskins Star Shawn Springs 2017-11-02T11:40:07+00:00

Brooklyn Sports World – Dad, Former NFLer Join Forces To Help Reduce Female Lacrosse Players’ Head Injuries

by Jerry Del Priore

When Hummingbird Sports’ co-founder and CEO Rob Stolker’s two youngest of four daughters asked their dad if they could play lacrosse, he was all gung-ho at first, as they were athletic in nature. Read more…

Brooklyn Sports World – Dad, Former NFLer Join Forces To Help Reduce Female Lacrosse Players’ Head Injuries 2017-11-02T11:40:07+00:00

Washington Redskins – Shawn Springs Making Strides With Innovative Helmet Safety Startup

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

For former Redskins cornerback Shawn Springs, the idea was hatched as he stood by the hospital bed of his father, a Cowboys great, in a coma with little hope to regain his normal activities. Read more…

Washington Redskins – Shawn Springs Making Strides With Innovative Helmet Safety Startup 2017-11-02T11:40:07+00:00