MIAMI, Florida, July 22, 2021 – Miami Norland Senior High School has been chosen as a recipient of the 2021 High School Initiative, an athletic training donation program sponsored by a partnership between Medco Sports Medicine (Medco), the leading supplier of athletic training and sports medicine products; Cramer Sports Medicine (Cramer), a leading manufacturer of sports medicine products; and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS), representing the athletic trainers of the National Football League (NFL).
The initiative seeks to ensure that high school athletic trainers receive essential supplies and equipment necessary to provide athletic health care to student athletes.
Miami Norland is one of four high schools across the country to receive the donation of $2,000 in athletic training supplies and equipment, selected as the recipient high school of the Miami Dolphins NFL community. High schools in the communities of the Cincinnati Bengals, the Washington Football Team, and the Detroit Lions will also receive the donation.
Medco believes it is important that all athletes, regardless of skill level, have access to an athletic trainer and training supplies to support health, safety, and athletic performance. The community outreach initiative creates a key opportunity to positively impact hundreds of student athletes.
"Every athlete should have access to an athletic trainer and every athletic trainer should have the supplies to provide first-class health care to their athletes," said Meredith Thomas, Medco East Region Sales Manager. "As the official Education Partner of PFATS, Medco is excited to provide products for Miami Norland Senior High School that will make treating athletes easier this year."
Medco, PFATS, Cramer, and members of the Miami Dolphins' athletic training staff presented the donation to Miami Norland Senior High School staff. The donation includes athletic tape, resistance bands, splinting and first aid supplies, and other athletic training supplies and equipment.
"We are excited to partner with Medco and PFATS on this important investment for youth athletics and athletic trainers," said Kyle Johnston, Miami Dolphins Head Athletic Trainer. "This initiative aligns with our organizational commitment to teach the game in a safe and healthy environment and we are thrilled to work with Norland High School in Miami Gardens."
The event took place on Wednesday, July 21 at the Baptist Health Training Complex located in Miami Gardens, FL. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was not open to the public.
About Medco Sports Medicine
Medco Sports Medicine is the industry leading provider of supplies and equipment to athletic trainers and sports medicine professionals across the country, offering the most comprehensive range of products and services available to help prevent injury and optimize recovery. For over 60 years, Medco has been built on providing an outstanding level of dedication and service to customers. For more information visit www.medco-athletics.com.
About Cramer Sports Medicine
For over 100 years, Cramer has used the most advanced materials and science available to create products designed by athletic trainers for athletic trainers. From days of educating the first athletic trainers to proudly founding the National Athletic Trainer's Association, Cramer carries on the innovative ideals of our founders through a full line of products to support athletic trainers. Cramer is committed to providing leadership and promoting the profession in today's modern world and the world of tomorrow. For more information visit www.cramersportsmed.com.
The Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) represents the athletic trainers of the National Football League. PFATS serves the players of the NFL, the member Clubs, and other members of the community. PFATS' purpose is to ensure the highest quality of health care is provided to the National Football League. PFATS is dedicated to the welfare of our members and committed to the promotion and advancement of athletic training through education and research. The Society is founded on the professional integrity and the ethical standards of our members and the fellowship that exists among members. More information is available at www.pfats.com.