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NCAA and USA Hockey Recognize Look-Up Line

LOOK-UP LINE™ RECOGNIZED BY NCAA AND USA HOCKEY   June 11, 2014- The Thomas E. Smith Foundation (TESF) is proud to announce that all levels of NCAA and USA Hockey have recognized the Look-Up Line (LUL). The Look-Up Line, is a warning track colored in pantone 151C safety orange that extends 40 inches in width [...]

2014 New Balance Falmouth Road Race

As we announced last week in our quarterly newsletter, The Thomas E. Smith Foundation has been selected as a participant in the 2014 New Balance Falmouth Road Race Numbers for Nonprofits Program. This selection allows a guaranteed race entry spot for those selected to participate as a fundraising member of this year’s #TEAMCUREPARALYSIS running group. How to Join [...]

Look-Up Line™ and Co-founder Thomas Smith featured in NY Times

Today marks one of the biggest days in the history of the Thomas E. Smith Foundation as Thomas' story and a feature on the Look-Up Line™ were published in the April 16, 2014 issue of the New York Times* (for full article please click the featured picture below). *A special thanks to Kate Walsh for [...]

What Drives Us Blog

What Drives Us: March 2014 March 30, 2014: In the hopes that this dreary winter is now behind us, maybe we should start to convince ourselves that it’s time to dust off that ever-elusive spring mentality. While certain measures are more aggressive than others (it is not tank top and fedora weather quite yet), a [...]

Krewella and Electric Family Charity Bracelet ON SALE TODAY

Today is a VERY special day for The Thomas E. Smith Foundation as well as the entire paralysis community!!! We are extremely proud to announce the Dance For Paralysis X Krewella X Electric Family bracelet as our first philanthropic project to benefit paraplegics and quadriplegics around the world. 100% of the proceeds from each bracelet will be donated directly to Dance [...]

Co-Founder Thomas Smith discusses his story and the Look-Up Line™ with NESN

During the first weekend of Frozen Fenway 2014 NESN aired their interview with Thomas E. Smith Foundation Co-Founder Thomas E. Smith where he discussed his story as well as ice hockey's first warning track, the Look-Up Line™. 

Foundation Co-Founder Thomas Smith on NPR’s Here and Now

Foundation Co-Founder Thomas Smith recently had the opportunity to sit down with NPR's Robin Young on "Here and Now" to discuss his story and how it helped him develop the Look-Up Line ™. Click the image above to hear Thomas' entire interview from NPR's "Here and Now"

The Boston Globe: Frozen Fenway a new home for Look-Up Line

THE BOSTON GLOBE, DEC 30, 2013: Hockey isn’t new to Fenway Park, but when the game returned there Saturday night to kick off Frozen Fenway, the look of the ice surface itself was one brush stroke different. The traditional lines of red and blue, nearly as essential to hockey as the stick and puck, were accompanied [...]

The Look-Up Line™ to launch at Citi Frozen Fenway 2014

BOSTON, MA- The Look-Up Line™, founded by The Thomas E. Smith Foundation, will be implemented at Citi Frozen Fenway 2014.  The Look-Up Line™, ice hockey’s first warning track; is an adjunct to decreasing the risk of head and catastrophic spinal cord injuries.  It is a preventive approach to making hockey safer without affecting the game’s [...]

Look-Up Line™ sparks debate on NESN

JOHNNY BOYCHUK’S INJURY SPARKS DEBATE OVER PREVENTING SEVERE HEAD AND NECK INJURY IN HOCKEY -The LOOK-UP LINE™ may be the Answer- BOSTON, December 5, 2013- Last night Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk suffered an injury resulting from a hit by Montreal Canadian Max Pacioretty. While scrambling for the puck, Boychuk was hit by Pacioretty and because [...]