The Maxwell Football Club Partners with Helmet Maker VICIS to Introduce New Innovation in Safety Award

PHILADELPHIA--The Maxwell Football Club (MFC) is unveiling a new award to recognize the NFL or NCAA FBS Equipment Manager or Trainer who has done the most to advance player safety. The VICIS Innovation in Safety Award was introduced at last week’s Maxwell Club Awards Banquet and will be awarded for the first time in 2016.

“The Maxwell Football Club was founded in 1935 to promote safety in football. This new award aligns with our founding mission and gives us an opportunity to recognize Equipment Managers and Trainers for excellence in advancing player safety,” said Mark Wolpert, MFC Executive Director. “VICIS is an exciting new helmet manufacturer that is bringing important protective innovations to our sport. We are proud to partner with them to introduce this award.”

VICIS is developing a revolutionary new football helmet to better address forces thought to cause concussion. The company recently won a grant from the NFL and it is partnering with several NFL teams to develop a football helmet offering significant improvements in safety, style, and performance. The company’s new football helmet technology will eventually be available to players at all levels of the sport.

“This award allows the football community to recognize equipment and training staff for their important work,” said Dave Marver, VICIS CEO and Co-Founder. “While their work may not be high-profile, equipment and training staff are critically important to the sport. We are grateful for the opportunity to shine light on these outstanding, highly dedicated individuals.”

About the Maxwell Football Club
The Maxwell Football Club, founded in 1935, is the oldest football club in America. Each year, the Club presents awards for outstanding accomplishments at all levels of football, from high school to the professional ranks. The Maxwell Football Club also provides scholarship opportunities for high school players who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to community service. The Club has an open membership policy, and currently has members in over 40 states. Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski serves as the President of the MFC, which is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

VICIS was created in 2013 to develop a revolutionary new football helmet offering improvements in safety, style, and performance. Headquartered in Seattle, the company leverages neuroscience and engineering technology developed at University of Washington. VICIS was a 2014 winner of the NFL Head Health Challenge II grant contest sponsored by NFL, GE, and Under Armour. Learn more at www.vicis.co or follow us on instagram.com/vicispro. Inquiries can be directed to info@vicis.co or 800-750-5784.

The Maxwell Football Club / Mark Wolpert, 267-973-3680 (cell) / Executive Director
VICIS, Inc./ Ray Vincenzo, 206-290-4431 (cell) / Media Relations / ray@vicis.co

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