The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
PlaySafe works to educate, promote, support and foster healthy lifestyles, wellness and safe athletic participation in active youth, young adults and the community at large.
An estimated 1.2 million injuries occurred in high school athletics from an estimated 7.4 million high school student participants last year. 40% of those injuries occurred during practice. 23% of the injuries affected the head and or face of the student athlete. Most high schools in the state do not have a certified athletic trainer available to the student athletes as the state does not provide/fund this service. Play Safe was formed by concerned leaders in our community who believe the safety of our children is extremely important and proper care of the athlete when an injury occurs is critical.
Play Safe exists to ensure Sports Medicine Services/Athletic Trainers are available to high schools in our communities. I would love to further discuss any funding that Certus Bank may have to help sustain our mission within the community.