New locally-based PSA brings attention to youth concussions

October 10, 2019 09:08 PM

A new public service announcement on concussions is comparing the dangers of youth football to smoking.

In the PSA,  everyone is having fun - until a boy is thrown to the ground.


The music turns ominous and the coach starts passing out cigarettes.

It compares tackle football to smoking, by saying the younger you start, the longer you're exposed to danger.

The "Tackle Can Wait" spot was created by Angela Campigotto-Harrison, who lives locally.

Her father played college football and developed CTE - chronic traumatic encephalopathy - described as a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma.


Aidan Bean

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