President Obama to Host First Ever Sports Safety Summit

Published 05/29 2014 10:15AM

Updated 05/29 2014 10:17AM

The White House is hosting a summit on sports-related concussions on Thursday.

It's the first-ever Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit.

According to a White House statement, more than 200 participants, including the National Football League, professional athletes and the Pentagon, will discuss what can be done to help educate parents and athletes on how to better prevent concussions and protect athletes' brains.

President Obama will host the day-long session.

He's expected to unveil a number of new initiatives by the NFL, NCAA, and others -- aimed at helping prevent and better manage concussions.

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