Innovative new protection for athletes provides visual alert for overheating Harrisburg, PA
ThermoPact will debut its groundbreaking MouthShield to the public at this year’s Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) Big 33 football weekend.
The ThermoPact MouthShield absorbs up to 50% more impact than leading boil and bite mouthguards and its patent-pending material changes color when oral temperature reaches a dangerous level, serving as a critical alert for potential heat-related injuries.
ThermoPact will be providing MouthShields to all of the athletes taking part in the Big 33 All-Star game, scheduled for Monday May 30 at 2 p.m. at Bishop McDevitt’s Rocco Ortenzio Stadium. A team of Pennsylvania all-stars will go head-to-head with Maryland’s finest 33 high school players.
During the event weekend – which kicks off Friday, May 27 – MouthShield co-inventor Dr. George Garbis will provide custom MouthShield fittings in the ThermoPact kiosk. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the new MouthShield at a pre-sale discount of 15% off (for July 2022 product delivery).
"The Big 33 is an amazing event," said Dr. Garbis, a Maryland-based dentist who will be available for interviews at the event. "And it’s the perfect venue for spotlighting the benefits of the ThermoPact MouthShield, which protects athletes from impacts and dental injuries as well as provides a visual alert of overheating. Nearly one-third of all athletes experience some level of heat-related injury and the ThermoPact MouthShield is designed to be an indicator of a rise in oral temperature."
“In my career as a high school coach and certified speed and movement specialist, I have witnessed firsthand the devastating injuries that can occur on the field, including those that were heat-related,” said co-inventor Viron Wildy. “We’re excited to show all the benefits the ThermoPact MouthShield has to offer.”
The PSFCA Big 33 Football Classic is called “the Super Bowl of high school football” and, since its launch in 1957, has come to be considered one of the finest scholastic football All-Star games in the U.S. Famous Big 33 alumni include several Hall of Fame National Football League players. For more information about this event, visit big33.org.