Category Archives: Press Releases

Press Release: 2008 US Olympic Bronze Medalist and Three Time World Champion BMX Racer Donny “dR” Robinson Joins The Knockout Project’s Board of Directors

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2008 US OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALIST AND THREE TIME WORLD CHAMPION BMX RACER DONNY “dR” ROBINSON JOINS THE KNOCKOUT PROJECT’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

Belchertown, Massachusetts – January 17, 2013- The concussion education initiative, “The Knockout Project”, announced today the appointment of Donny Robinson to its board, the “KO Roundtable”.

Robinson, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Bronze Medalist in BMX Racing, brings valuable experience, knowledge, and reflection to the table in terms of concussive history. Robinson has suffered over twenty concussions in his two decades worth of racing. Recently, Donny has been speaking out to racers and parents about a subject that he never really thought twice about; while trying to convey the serious nature of identifying concussions, sitting out until healed, and seeking a doctor’s advice before returning to action. Continue reading

Press Release: Impakt Protective, Phoenix Factory Racing, and The Knockout Project Announce Shockbox Pilot Program For BMX Racing

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1/9/14

IMPAKT PROTECTIVE, PHOENIX FACTORY RACING, AND THE KNOCKOUT PROJECT ANNOUNCE SHOCKBOX PILOT PROGRAM FOR BMX RACING.

A chance meeting between two men at a Sports Legacy Institute event in Boston in October of 2013 has paid dividends.

Danny Crossman, CEO of Impakt Protective, maker of the Shockbox helmet sensor, and Jay Fraga, Founder of The Knockout Project- two men who know all too well the sting of head injuries- met at the 2013 Sports Legacy Institute Impact Awards and began to compare notes almost immediately. Continue reading

Press Release: New Interactive Feature, “What Brought You Here?” Launches Oct 13th

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The Knockout Project Announces New Interactive Feature, “What Brought You Here?”

Belchertown, Massachusetts – September 23, 2013 – The concussion education website “The Knockout Project” is taking a leap forward in terms of relevant content delivery.

Since founding The Knockout Project in late 2012, former athlete and multiple concussion sufferer Jason Fraga has been working on shaping the content that the fledgling website would provide. Said Fraga, “I had a vision for the void that The Project would fill, but the truth is, I knew from the start that this would be a work in progress. It was important to me that we would rush to get the website online – even if it were skeletal in the beginning.”

Realizing the potential of site metrics, Fraga came up with the concept of “What Brought You Here?”

“Immediately, it became clear from referrer stats that questions typed into search engines- which ultimately delivered people to our website- were a valuable and sometimes heartbreaking commodity. People in the throes of concussion aftermath are often desperate for answers- answers that are sometimes lacking with medical professionals in their area. We’ve been down that road already and can offer insight. To that end, “What Brought You Here?” is a short video segment produced by members of The Knockout Project Round Table (our Board members) that gives us a way to address our audience in the most personal terms: by answering their questions directly on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. In addition to scouring search engine terms, we’ll post a link where users can submit their questions to us. Knowledge is a valuable commodity, and we aim to provide it to people on a number of fronts: Prevention, possible treatments, as well as an outlet for people to get their stories off their chests. All are important in our view. The bottom line is that we’re very excited about the possibilities that this initiative brings.”

ABOUT THE KNOCKOUT PROJECT:

Founded in November 2012, The Knockout Project was an answer to an athlete’s struggles while dealing with the aftermath of Post-Concussion Syndrome. Those struggles manifested themselves in a number of ways: Physical, Cognitive, and Emotional. That athlete was determined to educate others so that they didn’t make the same mistakes that he did- in the hope that others would avoid a similar fate.

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Contact:
Jay Fraga
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www.theknockoutproject.org
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