Celebrities and professional athletes from across the country converge on the Pelham Country Club in Westchester, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 6, for the inaugural Players Against Concussions Golf Outing. Hersam Acorn Radio will broadcast live from the event on\u00a0hanradio.com\u00a0and other sites\u00a0Monday\u00a0morning. Players Against Concussions is a new nonprofit organization founded on the uniting principles that people love sports, but want to make them safer. Conceived by Super Bowl-winning quarterback Jim McMahon and NHL All-Star Jeremy Roenick, PAC\u2019s mission is to unite athletes, leaders in research and medicine, coaches, parents, athletic brands and equipment manufacturers to create a forum and platform where innovation and ideas can be shared to advance the end goal of preserving the sports while making them safer for all who play. Sponsored by Guidepost Solutions, the daylong kick off event will begin with a brunch and press conference from\u00a010 a.m. to noon, followed by an afternoon round of golf, and will conclude with a cocktail hour and dinner beginning at\u00a05 p.m. Athletes scheduled to attend include Jeremy Roenick, Jim McMahon, Mario Lemieux, Michael Strahan, Darius Rucker, David Cone, David Wells, Ken Daneyko, Rick Rhoden, Bode Miller, Tony Siragusa, Nat Moore, Richard Dent, Otis Wilson, Kevin Millar, Stephane Matteau, Roy Green, Jackie Flynn, Victor Green, Kevin Butler, Joe DeLamielleure, Claudio Reyna, Debbie Dunning, and Jeremy Lincoln, with more confirmations pending. \u201cThis is a deeply personal issue for me as both a player and a parent,\u201d McMahon said. \u201cI loved every minute of the football I played as a kid and during my professional career, but I\u2019ve also felt the effects of the concussions I suffered on the field. I\u2019ve seen the lasting effects on teammates and friends, and now I see the statistics that point toward an epidemic of concussions among young athletes. The idea that kids are sustaining head injuries that have the potential to cause permanent, lifelong damage is just unacceptable. We know many of these injuries are preventable, and in terms of protection, we know we can do better through research and innovation. The goal of PAC is to keep athletes of all ages playing the sports they love, but without having to risk the lifelong, debilitating effects of head injuries.\u201d Along with this kick off event, PAC\u2019s mission for the year ahead includes numerous events and conferences and the formation of three advisory boards comprising leaders in youth sports, research and medicine, and professional athletes. PAC will also be active through social media in order to spread its message of awareness, inspire involvement and recruit new partners. For more information on PAC, or to request RSVP for the Oct. 6 Players Against Concussions Golf Outing, please contact Mark Ballard or Sabrina Levine at\u00a0212-680-0179\u00a0or email\u00a0RSVP@channelvmedia.com. Information can also be found at\u00a0playersac.org.