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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.

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.

Ottawa Hills Plays for American Heart Association Tonight

Ottawa Hills Plays for American Heart Association Tonight

Basketball players at Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids are hitting the court tonight to benefit the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

The boys varsity will play Middleville High School at 6:00pm, and the girls varsity will play the same school at 7:30pm. The games are at Ottawa Hills High School at 2055 Rosewood Ave, SE in Grand Rapids. To help support the cause tonight, you can buy a Red Out Short for $10, and if you buy one, you get one free.

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.

Area School Hosts Traditional Celebration for First Time

Area School Hosts Traditional Celebration for First Time

 

Grand River Preparatory High School will celebrate its first ever Homecoming celebration with a week full of events starting Feb. 11, 2013.

The weeklong celebration, themed "A Night on the Red Carpet", includes a powder puff football game, a boys’ volleyball game, a staff vs. students basketball game, college apparel day, costume day, pajama day, and twin day. Friday will conclude the week of celebration with the homecoming assembly and first ever court, the varsity basketball game, and the crowning of the King and Queen at half-time.

“We are very excited to be celebrating our very first homecoming with our students,” said Grand River Preparatory High School Principal Jason Bannister. “Not only will they be showing their pride for their school, but will be helping to give back to their community.”