AURORA – The Colorado High School Activities Association and Children’s Hospital will work together to bring educational services from the hospital to CHSAA member schools.
New Commissioner Mike Krueger and assistant Commissioner Jenn Roberts-Uhlig said the hospital would offer statewide outreach programs and present discussions on high school sports-based health issues, such as concussion prevention, cardiac health and sports asthma programs.
“Partnering with Children’s Hospital Colorado provides our staff and our membership an opportunity to serve and grow alongside a recognized leader in medicine within our state,” Krueger said in a statement on CHSAANow.com. “The health and wellness of our coaches, students and athletes is always our top priority. Having a partner like Children’s Hospital will allow us to continue to expand our efforts.”
“The mission and vision for both CHSAA and Children's Hospital Colorado strongly align to continue to provide the safest opportunities for our young Colorado athletes through the most up-to-date policies and research-driven best practices,” Roberts-Uhlig added in the statement. “Children’s Hospital Colorado is one of the finest hospitals in the country, with sports medicine experts who are geared exclusively to growing athletes while keeping student safety at the forefront.”
In the statement, Christy Dobson, the executive director of corporate and community development at the hospital, said offering the education services will provide “expertise that’s close to home.”
“This statewide outreach will continue to allow us to support children and families nationwide by providing them with high-quality guidance, and we’re thrilled to be that trusted expert opinion,” she said.