Youth Sports Safety and
Concussion Awareness

Announcing our 2023 Professional Education Conference!

The Concussion Collective continues The Center Foundation’s tradition of excellence in providing high level continuing education on the topic of concussions and mild traumatic brain injury. This year’s conference is a combined effort between The Center Foundation, The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research, St. Charles Health System, The Center on Brain Injury Research & Training (CBIRT), High Desert Education Service District (HDESD), and Oregon State University – Cascades.

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JOIN US FOR THE 1ST ANNUAL HIGH DESERT SAGEBRUSH SOIRÉE!

Grab your boots and favorite cowboy hat and join us for an evening of fine dining, whiskey tasting, raffle, and more at Brasada Ranch. With the support of the Crooked River Roundup, High Desert Stampede, Sisters Rodeo Association, Tri-County High School Rodeo Club, and the Oregon High School Rodeo Association, this western-themed event will bring together supporters of youth and rodeo from across Central Oregon.

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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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