In 2012, over 1 million of Oklahoma ER visits were sport-related. Of those visits, 97% were non-emergency injuries such as sprains, contusions, etc. Through our Preserve education program, McBride Foundation conducts free seminars on how to prevent sports-specific injuries and keep existing injuries from getting worse.
Led by sports medicine specialists and certified athletic trainers, our presentations demonstrate proper exercises for injury prevention in an array of sports. These presentations can also focus on topics such as the female triad, star ratings for sports equipment and the importance of athletic trainers in public schools.
We also offer grants to support sports programs in need of safety equipment, and are partnering with the Oklahoma Athletic Trainer’s Association (OATA) to combine efforts supporting the role of certified athletic trainers in schools.
Please contact us for more information about partnering with the McBride Foundation to host a sports injury prevention seminar in your area. We also meet with schools and school districts on how to implement athletic trainers in public schools.
Learn more about grants here.