POLL: Should Athletes Get New Football Helmets?
Some parents want Town Meeting to approve $25,000 for new equipment to avoid head injuries among high school athletes. Is this something Arlington should prioritize?
A group of Arlington parents concerned about head injuries wants the town to approve funding to update athletic equipment at Arlington High School's football program, the Boston Globe reported.
The parents want old football helmets to be thrown out, granted Town Meeting approves $25,000 in funding for new equipment, the paper reported.
Stephen Harrington, chair of the Arlington Athletics Foundation and one of the parents behind the move, told Patch on Thursday that at least 120 signatures have been collected so far.
Harrington said there have been at least 15 concussions this year alone, with eight players out for the remaining of the season.
Athletic Director Ted Dever told the Globe 12 players were removed from games due to suspected injuries.
What do you think? Should Town Meeting approve $25,000 to update Arlington High School's athletic equipment? Please feel free to leave other comments in the box below.