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Generous Donation from Local Business Owners Provides Bellevue East & West Football Programs with Riddell InSite Helmets

Bellevue East & Bellevue West High School’s football programs will be on the cutting edge of technology this season with new Riddell InSite helmets thanks to the generosity of John Hassett (Bellevue Keno) and Darwin Hanssen (DJ’s Dugout). BPS high schools will join several progressive programs throughout the country who have adopted the Riddell InSite Impact Response System to aid in the protection of their athletes. This generous donation will provide 218 helmets for the BPS High School Football programs.

The InSite system is a helmet-based head impact monitoring technology that is designed to alert coaches or training staff when significant impacts are sustained on the field. InSite measures head impact severity; when an impact exceeds a predetermined threshold an alert is transmitted to the sideline staff who can then examine the player for symptoms of a concussion. While the InSite system cannot diagnose a concussion, it does give coaches and trainers an extremely important “extra set of eyes” on the field, helping them keep the game safer and remain competitive.

“We’re very thankful to John and Darwin for this generous donation, and thrilled to use this technology with our student athletes, while being among some of the first schools in the country to do so,” said Bill Richards, Director of Activities & Facilities for Bellevue Public Schools.

The game of football is evolving, as are the performance and protection needs of today’s athletes.

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