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Youngsters issued new football helmets

Youngsters in the Brockton Junior Boxers Pop Warner Football League will be a little safer this season with their heads protected by the latest in concussion protective helmets.

The league distributed the Xenith helmets this month to all the 5- to 14-year-olds participating in the program.

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The helmets are designed to minimize sudden movements of the head and reduce the potential for concussions.

There has been growing concern about the long-term health effects of repeated concussions. On its website, the league said that “safety is our number one priority” and the organization “strives on providing city kids a safe environment to keep them on the right path to be successful on and off the field.”

The league, which started in 2005 after a long hiatus in the city, is fund-raising to pay for the helmets. The first game is scheduled for Sept. 4.

Johanna Seltz can be reached at seltzjohanna@gmail.com.
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