Brooke De Lench

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Brooke Cranston de Lench was born on February 15, 1952 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She has been raised in Stratton Mountain, Vermont and the future topic of interest for her arose from her high school participation in lacrosse. Later on, she became a mother of triplets and parenting proved her the importance of what she decided to do later.

In 2002, Brooke established Teams of Angels, a non-profit organization supporting families whose children have died or been catastrophically injured while playing sports. In 2003, she was heading Teams of Angels' successful "Save a Child's Life - An AID For Every Team" campaign, which raised funds to supply automated external defibrillators to teams across the country. More importantly, she didn’t give up consulting parents, whose children are terribly injured or dead, because of participating in sports.

In 2006 she published a book "Home Team Advantage: The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sports". Since then, she is lecturing on the symposiums dedicated to the wide range of youth sport topics. Most recently, de Lench assembled a world-class group of youth sports health and safety experts for an all-day summit at Harvard Medical School entitled SmartTeams Play Safe: Protecting the Health and Safety of the Whole Child. Another lecture she is well-known for was at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on the Sports Injury Epidemic. A symposium on preventing sexual abuse in youth sports organized by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Washington, D.C., and as a panelist at the 2nd annual Coalition for Concussion Treatment (#C4CT) summit at the United Nations during Super Bowl XLVIII Week in New York City can also be added to her list of participation.

A veteran of more than 300 live television appearances, Brooke has appeared on all the major television networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, ESPN, and HBO), as well as The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, Early Show, and appeared in three documentaries on youth sports, which aired on ESPN, HBO and A&E respectively. She has also acted as a host in the ESPN's award-winning investigative sports journalism program, "Outside the Lines." Brooke has served as a spokesperson for major national brands such as Gatorade, Shock Doctor, Adidas, Boiron Pharmaceuticals, and others. She is quoted in the print press, including Time, Reader's Digest, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post , Brooke's opinion pieces have appeared on the op-ed pages of major newspapers nationwide, including The Washington Post and Long Island Newsday.

Her main project, MomsTeam website is working for more than 16 years and is still very helpful to the athlete’s mothers and athletes themselves, who are very thankful to Brooke de Lench. In 2014 she became one of the eighteen members of a two year project directed by David Satcher MD, who is the 16th surgeon General of the United States of America. In 2015 she was selected as a pioneer member to join the International Safeguards of Child in Sports coalition to implement MomsTeam Institutes New Sports Program by UNICEF UK.


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