ERIE COUNTY, NY- Coinciding with Brain Injury Awareness Month, Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke (7th District) has submitted Local Law 2-2 to the Legislature. This initiative would require all coaches, sports staff, referees and officials of organized contact and collision youth sports to be trained to identify the signs and symptoms of concussions. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that 3.8 million sports related concussions occur each year. 135,000 of those that suffer from these brain injuries range from 5 to 18 years old. This legislation will ensure that all minors participating in contact or collision sports in Erie County are properly supervised.