8 Southern California high school football programs to receive five-star safety rated GameBreaker-Pro soft shell protective headgear
NEWPORT BEACH, CA. (Dec. 9, 2019) – The Lott IMPACT Trophy, in partnership with GameBreaker, the inventor and pioneer of the soft shell headgear market, is making a commitment to the health and safety of high school football players with a $35,000 equipment donation distributed to eight Southern California high school football programs.
“The safety of young players is of paramount concern to all of us,” said Pro Football Hall of Fame member Ronnie Lott. “We’re excited to be able to make this donation which will IMPACT hundreds of high school football players.”
Each of the high school football programs will receive 50 customized GameBreaker-Pro soft shell protective headgear, which have a five-star safety rating, the highest possible rating by the Virginia Tech Helmet Laboratory. The headgear will be customized with school logos and are designed to protect players during non-contact practices and 7on7 passing activities.
“Protecting athletes is our number one priority at GameBreaker and we’re honored to partner with the Lott Impact Trophy to provide 400 Southern California high school football players with our highest rated protective headgear,” said Kyle Eversgerd, Vice President of Business Development at GameBreaker. “These schools will be joining a long list of youth, high school and college football teams across the country that have made a commitment to creating a culture of player safety.”
Recipients of the 2019 Lott Impact Trophy Equipment Donation
|Calvary Chapel High School – Santa Ana, CA
|Manual Arts High School – Los Angeles, CA
|Dorsey High School – Inglewood, CA
|Murrieta Valley High School – Murrieta, CA
|Garden Grove High School – Garden Grove, CA
|Santa Ana High School – Santa Ana, CA
|Inglewood High School – Inglewood, CA
|Upland High School – Upland, CA
A formal announcement of this donation will be made at the 16th Annual Lott IMPACT Trophy Award Ceremony on December 15th at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California.
The Lott Impact Trophy
Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott, The Lott IMPACT Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Founded in 2004 by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, The Lott Trophy is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. The Lott IMPACT Trophy is given to the player who exhibits the same characteristics Lott embodied during his distinguished career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. Voters for the award include selected members of the national media, previous finalists, the Board of Directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation and a distinguished group of former college football head coaches. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $1.5 million to various charities throughout the country. The 16th Annual Lott IMPACT Trophy Award Ceremony will be held Dec.15th at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California. For more information on The Lott Trophy visit: www.LottImpactTrophy.org
GameBreaker, Inc is the inventor and pioneer of the soft shell headgear market. Through an exclusive worldwide partnership with D3O®, their products provide market-leading comfortable, lightweight impact protection against accidental collisions and falls, reducing the risk of head injuries. GameBreaker products are third party tested by the Virginia Tech Helmet Laboratory, which has resulted in several five star (best available) safety ratings. Based in Westlake Village, CA, GameBreaker products are used by athletes in multiple sports across the world. For more information visit: www.gamebreaker.com