Youth Sports Safety and
Concussion Awareness

SPOIL THE MOM IN YOUR LIFE AND TREAT A FOSTER PARENT TOO!

Our gourmet Mother’s Day dinners are craftfully prepared by Bowtie Catering and include a main course, side dishes, wine, dessert, and an insulated cooler tote. Just pop the meal in the oven, open the bottle of wine, and celebrate! All dinners are available for pick up or delivered directly to your Central Oregon doorstep just in time for Mother’s Day.

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May is Foster Care Appreciation Month and The Center Foundation wants to celebrate our community Foster Parents. We are partnering with Bridge Meadows and Every Child Central Oregon to deliver these special meals to the families they serve. Help thank a Foster Parent by purchasing a gourmet dinner for them and we’ll deliver it to their door!

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BACK IN ACTION – A Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Spine Pain in Adults and Adolescents

Join us May 21st in Bend, OR for our spring professional education conference! Back In Action 2022 is a conference for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers  and other healthcare professionals interested in orthopedics, therapeutic rehabilitation and pain management.

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Bend’s new high school opens this fall, and our athletic trainer will be there protecting young athletes.
Find out how you can help us keep your kids active and safe!

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COVID-19

Health and safety are at the core of our mission, and it is our duty to be proactive in reducing the spread of COVID-19 by following all federal, state, and CDC guidelines and mandates.

To this end, our athletic trainers are working with local high schools to continue in-person sports activities while also helping to prevent the spread of COVID. Sports competitions are currently on hold, but as long as youth have the opportunity to stay active and engaged in sports practices, our athletic trainers will be there protecting them.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider donating today. Your support, at any level, makes a difference to kids in Central Oregon and ensures that we can continue our mission to keep your young athlete safe. Thank you.

We LOVE to see young athletes participate in sports and stay ACTIVE, but sport injuries and CONCUSSIONS are sometimes unavoidable.

For this reason, The Center Foundation works with youth, schools, and parents to IMPROVE awareness, EDUCATE the community, and MANAGE concussions and other sports injuries properly. In fact, The Center Foundation and our certified athletic trainers are in eight local high schools across Central Oregon to SUPPORT families and young athletes – keeping kids safe in sports.

Mission

Promoting the safety of our kids through access to sports medicine services and education.

INCREASING awareness about the importance of concussion testing and the devastating effects of Second Impact Syndrome.

EDUCATING parents, coaches, athletes, medical practitioners, and the public about the signs and symptoms of a concussion.

IMPLEMENTING awareness about the importance of concussion testing and the devastating effects of Second Impact Syndrome.

RETURNING athletes to competition only if and when it is safe to do so.

Concussion Information

There is nothing more precious than the safety of your child.

At The Center Foundation, we take the health of our young athletes seriously, and we know that, as a parent, you do too. So, if your child is experiencing a concussion or related symptoms, you can rest assured that our athletic trainers are here to help.

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Sports Medicine

Encouraging physical activity with an emphasis on wellness and safety.

To this end, we provide certified athletic trainers in Central Oregon high schools. Not only do they keep our young athletes safe and healthy, but they also educate students, parents, and coaches on injury prevention. In short, our athletic trainers are first responders – keeping kids safe in sports.

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Education

Education and training to benefit health and safety of Central Oregon youth athletes.

One of our most important roles in the community is to inform and educate. For this reason we have designed Education Program for everyone—from third-graders to medical professionals—to learn key ways to prevent and manage injuries.

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Community Partners

Together we are stronger. Thank you!

Our community partners are vital to the programs, athletic trainers, and health care services we provide. Because they embrace and promote our mission, and support us through generous donations, we keep more kids safe in sports each year. Find out how to become a Varsity, Junior Varsity, or Freshman sponsor of The Center Foundation!

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