The Second Impact MIssion Statement: Ray’s mission is to tell his story of the mistakes he made not properly addressing  a concussion and the lifelong consequences he suffered as a result.  Rays goal is to raise awareness, offer support, and encourage young people to be honest with care givers instead of playing through a head injury.  Ray hopes, through his talks, that student athletes will understand the importance of addressing a concussion correctly and promptly.  He encourages student athletes to be honest with symptoms and advocates following school or sport program protocols and doctor’s orders to ensure a safe return to play.

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The following links take you to some of Ray's most memorable speeches. If you would like Ray to speak at one of your events, camps, or organizations, more information may be obtained on the Speaking Engagements page.

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2014 Camp Good Days Courage Award
Time Warner Cable Sports Channel Anchor, Casey Bortnick's interview of Ray Ciancaglini receiving the Camp Good Days Courage Award during halftime of the Courage Bowl at SUNY Brockport (St. John Fisher vs. SUNY Brockport) on 9-20-14 before a record attendance of 9,380

2013 NYCBL All-Star Game: Pre-game speech

Ray gives a very heartfelt speech at the 2013 NYCBL All Star Game at McDonough Park, Geneva, NY. The # 2 uniform that he is wearing, is the same uniform his son, Ray, Jr. wore in 2004, 2005 and 2006 as he patrolled center field for Dave Herbst and the Geneva Red Wings.

2013 NYCBL All-Star Luncheon
Ray addressing a capacity audience at the 2013 NYCBL All Star Banquet at the Ramada Inn, Geneva, New York. Ray discusses the meaning of role model and the importance of character, reputation and work ethic principals.

Ray presents the 2013 Hickok Center's Community Hero Award
Former Boxer and recipient of the 2012 Rochester Hickok Hero Award, Ray Ciancaglini, presents the 2013 Rochester Hickok Hero Award to a most deserving, Dr. Mary L. Dombovy, at the Hickok Awards Banquet, Rochester, NY on March 10, 2013.

Rochester Boxing HOF 2012: Carmen Basilio Proclamation accepted by Ray Ciancaglini

Former Middle Weight, Ray Ciancaglini accepting a NYS Proclamation on behalf of Carmen Basilio. Carmen was awarded the prestigious Hickok Belt in 1957 following his defeat of Sugar Ray Robinson for the World Middle Weight Title. This Proclamation honors the 55th anniversary of this award. Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame Awards Banquet October 13th, 2012. Diplomat Party House, Rochester, NY. 

Concussion Awareness: Ray speaks with student athletes at Finger Lakes Community College. The event was covered by YNN, Rochester. April 12th, 2012.

Accepting the Hickock Center's Community Hero Award

In 2012 Ray Ciancaglini, a former middle weight boxer received the Rochester Hickock Community Hero Award for his commitment towards the prevention of head injuries amongst athletes as well as getting The Concussion Management Awareness Act passed into New York State Law by Senator Mike Nozzolio. This video was filmed on March 11, 2012.
Reported by YNN News Rochester, NY

Reported by CBS WROC 8 Rochester, NY

Geneva Sports Hall of Fame Induction
Ray Ciancaglini, former middle weight boxer is inducted into the Geneva Sports Hall of Fame for having a remarkable boxing career, as well as his contributions made towards the Second Impact movement being passed into New York State Law, The Concussion Management Awareness Act. May 11, 2012

Rochester Boxing HOF 2011: Jerry Flynn Courage Award
Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame banquet 2011. Ray Ciancaglini accepts the Jerry Flynn Courage Award. Three time World Champion Bobby Czyz stands by his side in the video.