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

One of The Center Foundation’s most important roles in the community is to inform everyone—from kindergarteners to medical professionals—about key ways to prevent and manage sports injuries. We want safety to be part of the conversation and top of mind when engaging in high-risk sports.

For Students, Parents, and Coaches:

From educating third grade students about helmet safety, to instructing sports medicine classes at our high schools and providing continuing education at annual coaches conferences on concussions, our message reaches a diverse group in our community on an ongoing basis.

For the Medical Community:

With our expert instructors, The Center Foundation presents at annual orthopedic medical conferences for professionals that focus on anatomy, common injuries, and rehabilitation techniques. The in-depth conference even includes a cadaveric lab to demonstrate current surgical procedures by the skilled orthopedic surgeons at The Center. Previous conference topics include: foot and ankle, knee, spine, shoulder, concussions, and hand and wrist.

Save the Date - April 13-14, 2019

knee'd to know professional education conference

“It all comes down to safety of children. Safety for children on and off the playing field is my main priority. As a parent of high school athletes, I have personally been on the receiving end of The Center Foundation athletic trainers, and have seen the service that they provide to our local schools. I have seen players ‘drop to the ground,’ and knowing that trained support is on the field makes a huge difference to high school sports programs.“

—Patsy Melville,
High Desert Insurance