RICHBORO, PA – October 5, 2013 – Margiotti & Kroll Pediatrics, P.C., a leading provider of primary care pediatric medicine in the region and strong proponent of the ‘PLAY IT SAFE IN PA’ program that teaches player safety through 3 Ts (technique, training, and technology), announced today that it is giving back to the community with the donation of the GYROs™ from Unequal Technologies to the Northampton Indians Football Association.
Gerard Margiotti, Jr., MD, FAAP, President of Margiotti & Kroll Pediatrics emphasizes the importance of advancing head safety for children. “The incidence of head injuries suffered by children engaging in contact sports like football is staggering. According to the CDC, concussions suffered during football account for one third of all reported sports-related concussions every year. Our goal is to help improve player safety and mitigate injury in our community by making the protection used by professional athletes available to our children and by teaching them the 3 Ts.”
The donation of 200 Unequal GYROs will outfit all football players within the Northampton Indians Association. “We are very happy to accept this donation as part of the state’s initiative to combat sport injuries,” said William Sifer, Treasurer of the Northampton Indians. The Northampton Indians Football Association has proudly served the community for the past 35 years, offering both football and cheerleading programs for children ages 5-15. The coaching staff is dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of quality youth football & cheerleading, with emphasis on conditioning and sportsmanship, and special attention to the 3 Ts to help mitigate injury. Northampton Indians Football & Cheerleading is a 100% volunteer, non‐profit organization.
About Margiotti & Kroll Pediatrics:
Margiotti & Kroll Pediatrics, P.C., is a leading provider of primary care pediatric medicine in the Bucks County and Philadelphia region. Founded by Drs. Gerard Margiotti, Jr. and Barry Kroll in 2001, the practice currently operates five medical office locations; Trevose, Newtown, Warrington, and Langhorne in Bucks County and one in Northeast Philadelphia. The practice has been recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Their staff of medical professionals includes eight physicians, four pediatric nurse practitioners and one physician assistant. Additionally, Margiotti & Kroll Pediatrics operates a wholly owned subsidiary “MK Plus” with locations in Newtown and Doylestown Bucks County. MK Plus is dedicated to providing vital wellness services to the community such as behavioral health counseling, nutritional services, breastfeeding support and education, speech therapy, neuropsychological testing, & concussion management. These services are provided by a group of eight professionals including psychologists, licensed nutritionists and lactation consultants. To learn more information about Margiotti & Kroll Pediatrics visit www.mkpeds.com.
About Unequal Technologies:
Unequal Technologies’ mission is to protect people in the military, sports, work and life. Unequal Technologies is the leading provider of supplemental protection technology. Its patented fusion of a military-grade composite fortified with DuPont™ Kevlar® is engineered for customized, concealed protection. Unequal is committed to help reduce blunt force trauma generated by sports and military impacts. Professionals in the NFL, NHL, MLB and X Games, as well as college and youth athletes in football, baseball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, action sports, contact sports and other activities, wear Unequal’s protective head and body gear. With more than 85 international and U.S. patents and patents pending, Unequal products have been tested by independent certified laboratories, OEM facilities and top universities. Unequal is the proud recipient of the DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Award and is one of Forbes’ 100 Most Promising Companies.
Remember, head and body protection are the second line of defense. Being careful and responsible is the first priority. Helmet and body pads do have limitations. No helmet pad can prevent or eliminate the risk of concussions or other serious head injuries while playing sports. Scientists have also not reached agreement on how the results of impact absorption tests relate to concussions. No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury should be drawn from impact absorption tests. Unequal products are not bulletproof, bullet resistant, stab resistant or stabproof. Obey the rules and “Code of Conduct” of the particular sport, game or activity. Use common sense and practice safe sports. For more information, visit www.unequal.com.