The Dr. Tom Sports Safety Fund was founded to promote the prevention of eye, spinal cord and other debilitating injuries occurring in sports and recreational activities, through public education, research, development of prevention programs and the monitoring of the effectiveness of such programs. Dr. Pashby was a world-renowned ophthalmologist who was involved in sport safety issues for many years. He has published papers on sport safety in numerous professional journals and delivered speeches on safety issues in sport throughout the world.
Through his untiring efforts it became mandatory for minor hockey players to wear CSA certified face protectors, elimination lost eyesight among Canada's youth hockey players. Having completed this project, Dr. Pashby turned his attention and expertise towards other catastrophic sport injuries. Dr. Pashby has received many honours for his volunteer contribution in the sports safety field. He is also a member of the Order of Canada. In 1990 the Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund was created to help others carry on the work started by Dr. Pashby, who passed away in August of 2005.
The HDCO would like to acknowledge the Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund for support of projects such as A Guide to Fitting Hockey Equipment. Without their generous support, this initiative would not have been possible. This guide is a reference tool when purchasing new or used equipment and remember to enjoy every minute that you are on the ice, it's a great place to be! Play safe, clean and have respect for your opponent.
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