2014 Founders’ Day
Join fellow alumni for the chance to connect with the University of Wisconsin-Madison — and each other — while sharing in rich traditions and learning as Badgers again.Wisconsin Alumni Association:
Thursday, May 1, 2014
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Reception (host bar): 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:30 p.m.
Quarles & Brady LLP
300 N. LaSalle St., Suite 4000
Chicago, IL 60654
|“Head Injuries in Sports” Panel Discussion
Join Badger team physician Dr. Greg Landry and area alumni for a panel discussion about the current research on concussions from team sports and what can be done to protect athletes. Our panelists include former Badger athletes, Dr. Landry and other experts in the field of sports-related concussions. (Panel: Steve Alley, Blake Geoffrion and Roy Kessel)
Registration deadline is Monday, April 28, 2014.
The cost to attend this celebration is $40 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres and hosted beer, wine and soft drinks.For questions
regarding directions, parking, donations and other event details, contact Rebecca Eckhart at firstname.lastname@example.org
.Invite your fellow Badgers to join you for this year’s Founders’ Day celebration!
About the Speaker
Dr. Greg Landry
Team Physician, University of Wisconsin Athletic Teams; Medical Director, University of Wisconsin Athletic Training Education Program; Editorial Boards, Physician and Sports Medicine, Current Sports Medicine Reports
Dr. Landry specializes in primary-care sports medicine and serves as a team physician for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department. In this role, he provides medical coverage for men’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s swimming, softball, men’s and women’s golf, and the Spirit Squad. His special interests are medical problems in athletes including concussions, as well as weight control in athletes.
He will lead a panel discussion about the current research on concussions from team sports and what can be done to protect athletes. The panelists include former Badger athletes, Dr. Landry and other experts in the field of sports-related concussions.
About the Panel
Currently president of Alley Company, a separate account investment firm based in Lake Forest, Steve “The Cat” Alley is a graduate of 1977 and former Badger, NHL and Olympic Hockey player. In 2001, Alley was inducted into the University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. Blake Geoffrion
The most recent graduate on our panel from 2010, Blake Geoffrion was a member of the Badger Men’s Hockey team, receiving the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in American College Hockey his senior year. From Wisconsin he went on to play in the NHL, ending his career at the age of 25 with the Hamilton Bulldogs following a depressed skull fracture.Roy Kessel
A graduate of 1988 in finance and marketing, Roy Kessel is the Founder of Sports Brain – a national organization based here in Chicago that focuses on implementing concussion management programs which include concussion training for parents, coaches, staff and athletes. Sports Brain assists youth, high school and college programs implement comprehensive baseline concussion testing programs to help them recover from the long term effects of concussions.