Fall Sports are Back!

The 2021-22 school year is underway and fall sports are back! We are excited to kick off a new year and continue to provide athletic trainers to local high schools to keep kids safe. This fall, look for us in your high school athletic training room where we will be on a daily basis providing onsite injury prevention and treatment services for YOUR student athlete.

Caldera Campaign

We are thrilled to announce that our program includes the newest school in Bend, Caldera High School, home of the Wolfpack! This fall, Emily Celner joins our team as the athletic trainer at Caldera. Please stop by the Caldera athletic training room and say “hi” to Emily. Most importantly, THANK YOU to all who contributed to our Caldera Campaign. Your support makes it possible to extend our services to more youth in Central Oregon.

Meet The Team 2021-22

In addition to the new position at Caldera High,  we would like to introduce a few other new member of our team. Danielle Keyes is the new athletic trainer at Summit High School. Tasji Urhausen is joining our team as the athletic trainer at Madras High School. Finally, Austin Michalski is the new athletic trainer at La Pine High School. You can learn more about our entire athletic training team HERE.

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COVID-19 Update

18 months ago, who would have imagined that we would still be in the thralls of a global pandemic today? COVID-19 is just as much a part of daily conversations, protocols and processes now as it was then. Now, more than ever, the role of athletic trainers in schools is crucial to ensuring that youth participating in sports are receiving the services they need to stay healthy. In fact, the ability to safely attend school for education, social connection, and sports participation is critical to the mental and physical health of our youth. The Center Foundation is committed to promoting the health and safety of youth in Central Oregon, even through the pandemic. And, we will continue to do so for the 2021-22 school year and beyond.

In addition, we ensure that students infected by COVID-19 receive proper medical care and screening before returning to sports. As healthcare professionals, our athletic trainers continually advocate for and ensure that safety measures and protocols are followed to keep your young athlete healthy and safe.

Fall Sports are Back

In the meantime, we are excited for the return of fall sports, including football, volleyball, soccer and cross-country. We look forward to seeing you at the field, pitch, court, or finish line cheering on our local youth!

Written by: Stuart Schmidt, MS, ATC, CSCS athletic trainer supervisor for The Center Foundation in Bend, OR. Learn more about Stuart HERE.

The Center Foundation provides sports medicine services to young athletes at no charge to the students or their families. We do this by placing certified athletic trainers in local high schools to keep kids safe. Learn more about our work HERE.