Event Title

Breakout Session 4: Personal Experiences from Athletes and their Families: Sylvia Mackey

Presenter Information

Sylvia Mackey

Start Date

7-3-2014 1:40 PM

End Date

7-3-2014 2:50 PM

Description

Sylvia Mackey, widow of NFL player John Mackey of the Baltimore Colts, shares her personal experience of watching the former football great suffer with concussion related symptoms. John Mackey played 10 seasons in the NFL, including a key performance in the Colts' 1971 Super Bowl V victory. Mackey died in 2011 from complications related to repeated concussions. Sylvia Mackey petitioned the NFL to start the 88 Plan, so named for Mackey's jersey number, a benefit that allows players and their families to collect $88,000 annually to care for players diagnosed with brain injuries.

 
Mar 7th, 1:40 PM Mar 7th, 2:50 PM

Breakout Session 4: Personal Experiences from Athletes and their Families: Sylvia Mackey

Sylvia Mackey, widow of NFL player John Mackey of the Baltimore Colts, shares her personal experience of watching the former football great suffer with concussion related symptoms. John Mackey played 10 seasons in the NFL, including a key performance in the Colts' 1971 Super Bowl V victory. Mackey died in 2011 from complications related to repeated concussions. Sylvia Mackey petitioned the NFL to start the 88 Plan, so named for Mackey's jersey number, a benefit that allows players and their families to collect $88,000 annually to care for players diagnosed with brain injuries.