The goal of the Carlos Jenkins CTE Foundation is to help educate parents, coaches, students and athletes about concussions that happen while playing that can have life long impacts on the health of the athletes.

Many athletes start as early as the age of 6 and having a concussion or closed head injury can happen at any time. While sports are part of often associated with concussions, they can happen when you least expect them. Every concussion should be treated by a medical professional.

Between 1.7 and 3 million sports- and recreation-related concussions happen each year. Around 300,000 of those are from football. 5 in 10 concussions go unreported or undetected. 2 in 10 high school athletes who play contact sports — including soccer and lacrosse — will get a concussion this year.” According to the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences.

While many people believe that concussions only happen in high impact sports like football and wrestling, but concussions can happen in every sport or activity including cheerleading, lacrosse and soccer. In fact the second most concussions are seen in girls soccer and girls basketball in the high school level.

What does the Carlos Jenkins CTE Foundation Plan to do?

We want to work with schools, professional sports teams and more to help educate the athletes and their family on the impact of concussions. From how to take care of a concussion if the athlete receives one, how to prevent them, and also the other health issues they can lead to down the road.

Carlos Jenkins CTE wants to partner with brands and teams that take the health and safety of their athletes seriously and help transform the future of sports for the next generation.