Pitt Co high schools named safest in NC for athletes - WRBL

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Pitt Co high schools named safest in NC for athletes

Posted: Updated:
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Student athletes in Pitt County are safer than any other high school athletes in the state.

That's according to the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).

All six high schools received a "Safe Sports School Award,” and they're the only high schools in the state to win the award.

Pitt County officials say a partnership with East Carolina University allowing students studying to be athletic trainers to work directly with the schools helped the district win the award.

"We are honored that our six high schools have received this recognition from the National Athletic Trainers Association," Pitt County Schools Athletic Coordinator Ron Butler said. "Through our partnership with ECU, Orthopedics East, and other local health care agencies, we remain committed to keeping our student-athletes safe during physical education classes, team practices, and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship, and good health. Our goal is to lead our athletics program to the highest safety standards for our players.

According to NATA, as many as 100 secondary school athletes die per year. NATA developed the award to reinforce the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment.

  • HealthMore>>

  • EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women

    EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:53:27 GMT
    The European Medicines Agency says a commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women after reviewing the evidence, sparked by a French pharmaceutical company's declaration last year that...
    A commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women, the European Medicines Agency said Thursday after a review of the evidence sparked by the French manufacturer's declaration that the drugs...
  • GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot

    GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:02:01 GMT
    Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency.
    Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency.
  • Judges in health care rulings vote party line

    Judges in health care rulings vote party line

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:01:58 GMT
    Six federal judges on two appeals courts have weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them.
    In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Wilson police investigate late night shooting

    Wilson Police: 7-year-old killed after shots fired at home

    Wilson Police: 7-year-old killed after shots fired at home

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:27:40 GMT
    Wilson police are investigating a late night shooting.
    Wilson police are investigating a late night shooting.
  • Ayden Police investigating shooting

    Ayden Police investigating shooting

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:34:13 GMT
    Ayden Police say a gunshot victim took himself to Vidant Medical Center Wednesday evening.
    Ayden Police say a gunshot victim took himself to Vidant Medical Center Wednesday evening.
  • Deputies searching for missing Seven Springs man

    Deputies searching for missing Seven Springs man

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:21:14 GMT
    Deputies say they need the public’s help to find a missing man.
    Deputies say they need the public’s help to find a missing man.
Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.