Fiesta Bowl Charities funds video game aimed at reducing concussions among children
(August, 2013) - An interactive video game designed to teach children about concussions has been introduced by Barrow Neurological Institute, the Interscholastic Association (AIA) and the Arizona Cardinals. Barrow Brain Ball teaches children ages 8 to12 how to safely avoid collisions with other players. It was funded through a grant from Fiesta Bowl Charities to Barrow Neurological Foundation. The game—the first of its kind in the nation—is free and can be downloaded on Android phones and the iPhone.
“We have developed concussion education for high school students, but until now there’s been minimal education available to youth athletes,” says Javier Cárdenas, director of BRAINS (Barrow Resource for Acquired Injury to the Nervous System). “Barrow Brain Ball is an innovative way for us to start teaching children throughout the U.S. about concussion at an early age. We want them to learn how to play safe when they’re young.”