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The Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings are an independent project that would greatly benefit from your donation. The ratings are independent of all manufacturers, and we need donations to continue and grow the information. Funds are used to purchase the helmets, testing equipment, and to perform the experiments. We can accept donations from individuals, companies or organizations that are interested in helping this project.
All donations are tax-deductable.
To make a donation, you can send a check made out to the "Virginia Tech Foundation" and be sure to note "Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings" in the memo section or in an accompanying letter.
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Outlining the future of STAR ratings in multiple categories.
view the plan (PDF)
It kicked off with little more than two self-described sports nuts who had an idea, $50,000 in good-faith cash, and a cooperative future hall-of-fame college football coach.
Helmet ratings referenced in a piece on a theoretical, highly effective, best-case-scenario helmet for bicyclists.