Youth Injury Prevention Workshop
to be held at Pitt-Bradford

In recognition of Safe Kids Week, the University of Pittsburgh Bradford’s Athletic Training Department, Safe Kids McKean and Northwest Savings Bank are partnering to sponsor a Youth Injury Prevention and Little League Safety Workshop for Bradford Regional Little League coaches and any other little league coaches with teams in McKean County.

The Pitt Bradford Athletic Department, led by trainers Jason Honeck, Angela Honeck, John Eaton, and senior student athletic trainers, will provide coaches and assistants with information on preventing and treating common sports injuries, basic first aide, sun safety, lightning safety, and the importance of proper hydration for players.

This free workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 28, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Pitt Bradford Sport and Fitness Center and includes dinner for all participants.

According to a Safe Kids USA, nearly 30 million children participate in organized sports and more than 2.5 million of those children visit emergency departments annually due to sporting injuries.

National Safe Kids Week, observed from April 24 to May 1, reaches millions of families through efforts that include safety events like this one being offered by Safe Kids McKean, which is among more than 400 coalitions and chapters throughout the U.S. associated with Safe Kids, the nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury or accidents — the No. 1 killer of children age 14 and under.

Additional funding for the workshop was provided by a grant from Safe Kids Pennsylvania

For more information about the free workshop or to register, call Barry Bacha, President, Bradford Regional Little League or CARE for Children, lead agency for Safe Kids McKean.

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