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Free Testing for Concussions In Children

Free Testing for Concussions In Children

Unaddressed concussions can have a devastating effect on a child’s life. Many silent concussions that are not obvious go unreported, sometime with deadly results.

Whether the concussion comes from a head injury, fall, or the sudden impact of acceleration or deceleration force, it can occur without being immediately recognized and can lead to long-term complications.

Because of this, some businesses, in conjunction with Vision Help Concussion Project, are offering a free baseline concussion testing with the King-Devick Test during September. This test is a safe, fast and reliable method to detect a dysfunction in micro-eye movements associated with concussions. Appointments are limited so please call ahead.

The following businesses are participating:

Meijer Optical, 5531 28th St. SE – 616-575-6647

Pearle Vision, 4284 Plainfield NE – Sept 17th – 616-364-6228

Fowle Eyecare Associates, 120 Marcell Dr. NE – 616-866-0140

Varsity Football Game: Sparta vs West Catholic

Varsity Football Game: Sparta vs West Catholic

Sparta High School & West Catholic Varsity football teams take to the field tonight - Friday, October 3 at 7:00pm.  

Sparta High School Football field located at 465 S. Union Street in Sparta, Michigan comes alive tonight with athletes, cheerleaders, band members and fans. Concessions are available on the grounds. Don’t miss the fun & excitement!

Visit www.spartachamber.com or www.westcatholicsports.com for more information. 

Committed to Influencing Today's Youth

Committed to Influencing Today's Youth

By Marla Miller

This story originally ran in the Grand Rapids Urban Innovation Exchange

With the mission to restore and refocus at-risk youth, Grand C.I.T.Y.

West Catholic and Aquinas reach dual enrollment deal

Grand Rapids, Mich., Date – June 11, 2014 - West Catholic High School and Aquinas College have entered into a dual enrollment agreement that will make college-level courses available during the 2014 to 2015 school year to West Catholic students. Eligible juniors and seniors will be able to take Principles of Accounting in the fall and Principles of Management in the spring. These traditional college courses have the same rigor and expectations as those taught on the Aquinas campus.

“We worked closely with West Catholic High School to create a dual enrollment agreement that will enable students to earn full college credit for courses taken in their high school building.” said Dr. Gilda Gely, Provost at Aquinas College.

Free Student Heart Screening

Free Student Heart Screening

With unexpected deaths of young people in the Grand Rapids area, it is so important to see to it that students are checked out, especially before engaging in sports. Metro health is sponsoring a FREE heart screen for students ages 14-18. This is a great opportunity to get checked out. Please take the time to get signed up.

Juvenile Diabetes fundraiser at Kenowa Hills Soccer Game

Juvenile Diabetes fundraiser at Kenowa Hills Soccer Game

Kenowa Hills High School soccer players, Kate Carey and Madi Buechner have organized a fundraiser to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes. This event will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 2nd at Kenowa Hills, when Kenowa will host Muskegon Big Reds in a game titled, “The Blue Game." These two gals did this completely on their own, according to soccer coach, Jason Snyder.

To quote Kate, “We have one teammate who has juvenile diabetes and one other member, whose sister is affected by this disease.”

The Kenowa team has been selling T-Shirts and has several donated gifts that will be raffled off the day of the game. They are always looking for donations and hope to raise thousands of dollars for this foundation.

Anyone willing to make a donation can call the Kenowa Hills Athletic Office at 616-784-2115.

Go Kenowa!

1st Annual 3 On 3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday

1st Annual 3 On 3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday

Union High School gym located at 1800 Tremont Ave. NW in Grand Rapids is the place to be on Saturday, March 2 at 8:30am for a good game of 3-On-3 Basketball to benefit GRPS’s Academy of Design & Construction program (ADC), made possible through the Grand Rapids Public Schools & Triangle Associates. ADC is a 4 year program for high school students, who want to have a career in the design & construction industry.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Funds from this Tournament will help this program offer scholarships to students, wanting to continue their ADC education.