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New helmets help Larned High School

Jim Misunas Great Bend Tribune Gold sponsors who helped raise money for new football helmets for Larned High School will be honored during halftime of Friday’s football game against Ulysses.

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By Jim Misunas

LARNED — The first year of using new Riddell football helmets has been successful for Larned High School. The helmets are partially credited to reducing the number of apparent concussions from nine to one in one year.
A fundraiser coordinated through the Fort Larned Foundation for Education helped raise the $8,000 for 40 Riddell helmets which cost $200 apiece.
The Pawnee Valley Community Hospital is doing a presentation of “helmet” plaques at halftime of Friday’s Ulysses at Larned football game to those who donated to the fun run-walk “helmet” campaign.
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