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Sisters In Sports to Host Concussion Movie Screening and Panel Discussion
SAN DIEGO, CA February 10, 2016 – Sisters In Sports (SIS), a family support group by and for the families of professional athletes, will host a screening and panel discussion of the movie Concussion on Wednesday, February 17 at 7 p.m. at the University of San Diego’s Manchester Hall.
SIS was founded by Karen Phelps Moyer, the wife of longtime Major League Baseball pitcher Jamie Moyer. Moyer will moderate the post-film panel discussing concussions and CTE in pro sports, a panel that will also include Concussion writer/director Peter Landesman, as well as Keana McMahon, former wife of late Pittsburgh Steeler Justin Strzelczyk, whose story is portrayed in the film, and NFL Hall of Fame member, Andre Reed.
Concussion, which stars Will Smith, tells the story of a courageous and crusading Dr. Bennet Omalu, who discovered CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), a disorder that tragically affects too many former NFL players and sports families.
“Sisters In Sports is a community of women connected to the sport world and each other,” said Moyer. “To host an event with such an inspiring and informative panel, really will help get our strong message out. We want everyone to know we understand their unique situation, and we’re here for them.”
Keana McMahon, whose story is portrayed in the film, notes that, “on a high note, we are being heard, and slowly will make a difference.”
Other former NFL wives have come forward and released statements wishing that they would have had the information SIS is trying to get out. One anonymous comment left on an article on SIS.life states, “I also am the ex-wife of a deceased Football player. This new info is what is needed to keep relationships together. I divorced a man that I loved and lost him 2 years later. If I had this info and Drs. help and acknowledgement I am sure I would have had less heartbreak. We need to know the TRUTH.”
The Concussion screening and panel discussion will begin at 7:00 PM at the University of San Diego’s Manchester Hall (5915 Marian Way, San Diego, CA 92110).
Seating is limited! To RSVP as a guest to the event, click here.
About Sisters In Sports:
Sisters In Sports is more than a place to meet. It’s a movement. Spouse or partner, active or retired, married, divorced or widowed to someone in sports, this is your community of women connected to the sports world and each other. Few people understand your unique situation, but we do and so do your Sisters. While we’re each on our own journey, we’re also bonded by this unique life—and stronger together.