Trojans News · Free Screening of The Crash Reel


TCAPS has a partnership with the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) annual Lids for Kids event where they distribute free bike helmets to Pre-K to 6th Grade students.

As part of Brain Injury Awareness Month, there will be a FREE film screening on Wednesday, March 7, as part of the annual film tribute to survivors by Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers, Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) and the State Theatre in Traverse City. This film screening targets teens in grades 9-12 and adults.

A 30-minute panel discussion to address questions from the audience, moderated by Tom Constand, President and CEO, BIAMI, will immediately follow the film. Included in the discussion will be Traverse City health and brain injury experts Erica Neller and Josh Thorington from Munson Outpatient Services, and Dr. Janice White from Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers.

Doors open at 5:30 PM and film begins at 6:00 PM at the State Theatre, located at 233 East Front Street in Traverse City. For more information, visit Facebook.

The Crash Reel – The Fall and Rise of Snowboarder Kevin Pearce

In 2009, professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce was enjoying his most successful year on the international snowboarding circuit, winning events and challenging the dominance of childhood friend, Shaun White. It was this rivalry that saw the pair push one another to perform ever more dangerous tricks.

On December 31, while training for the 2010 Olympics in Park City, Utah, Pearce’s gold medal dreams were taken away when he sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While Pearce is recovering from a TBI that has left him in a coma, Shaun goes on to win Gold. During his early recovery, all Kevin can think about is getting back on the slopes. Doctors warn him that even a small knock to the head could be enough to kill him. Still he insists he wants to return to the sport he loves.

The Crash Reel combines 20 years of stunning action footage with specially-shot verité footage and interviews as it follows Pearce during his recovery and exposes the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports.

NOTE: This film is unrated and contains some strong language and graphic scenes.