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Guardian Cap wins first NFL challenge
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Guardian Innovations is pleased to announce it has won the initial NFL HeadHealthTECH Challenge for its Guardian Caps. As part of its “Play Smart, Play Safe” initiative, the NFL is awarding funds to companies who have a dedicated plan to, “develop new and improved helmets and protective equipment over the next three to five years.”The Atlanta-based company manufactures a padded helmet cover that can be snapped around the face mask of any existing helmet and can absorb up to 33 percent of the impact. Guardian Caps have been on the field since 2012 and are worn by more than 60,000 athletes in practices from youth football to over 50 college programs including the national champion Clemson Tigers, who are in their fifth season utilizing Guardian Caps.“We are honored that the NFL, Football Research, Inc. and Duke University have recognized Guardian Caps and honored us with the HeadHealthTECH award,” said Erin Hanson, owner and founder of Guardian Innovations.