Encouraging physical activity with an emphasis on wellness and safety
The Center Foundation’s comprehensive physician-directed sports medicine program is the MVP program for Central Oregon’s high schools and their athletes. We provide a designated certified athletic trainer (AT) for each local high school at a value of over $400,000 annually. Working in concert with coaching staff, ATs help create a safe and supportive environment to keep Central Oregon’s young athletes healthy and active at no cost to students and parents.
- Daily on-site medical care provided by certified athletic trainers
- Physicians and ATs on the sidelines at high-risk junior varsity and varsity sporting events
- Free pre-participation sports physicals
- Injury prevention education for coaches
- Annual coaches educational conference targeting concussion management and protocols
Bend Elks Baseball
The Center Foundation is proud to support the Bend Elks Baseball Club in bringing traditional American baseball to town. Our certified athletic trainers are at each Elks home game ensuring a safe environment for the baseball players. Hand in hand with The Center, which provides the official team physicians for the Bend Elks, The Center Foundation athletic trainers assess injuries, work to prevent sport illnesses such as dehydration and heat stroke and provide concussion intervention.
We hope to see you this summer at Vince Genna Stadium!
“As a parent who has benefited from the services of an athletic trainer when my daughter fell on hurdles and broke her arm, I want to say, ‘Thank you for a superb program.’ In the Emergency Department at St. Charles they thought that his quick action kept the break from becoming unstable.”
—Parent of youth athlete