Medco Partners With Cramer and PFATS to Donate Athletic Training Supplies to High Schools in NFL Communities

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Medco Sports Medicine is working with Cramer Sports Medicine and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society to ensure high school athletic trainers have the supplies they need for their athletes.

AMHERST, NY, July 19, 2021 – Medco Sports Medicine (Medco), the leading supplier of athletic training and sports medicine products, has partnered with Cramer Sports Medicine (Cramer) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) to donate athletic training supplies and equipment to recipients of the 2021 PFATS High School Initiative. Established in 2018, the initiative ensures high school athletic trainers receive essential supplies and equipment necessary to provide athletic health care to student athletes.

As the official Education Partner of PFATS, representing the athletic trainers of the National Football League (NFL), Medco will contribute donations to recipient high schools in four NFL communities across the United States. This year’s selected NFL communities are the Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, Washington Football Team, and Detroit Lions. Each school will receive $2,000 in supplies and equipment.

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. This community outreach initiative creates a key opportunity to positively impact hundreds of student athletes and increase awareness of youth sports safety.

“As the leading manufacturer and distributor in sports medicine, Medco is dedicated to giving back to local high schools in NFL communities in partnership with PFATS,” said Mike Finke, Medco General Manager. “Through the High School Initiative, we can help schools get the tools they need to keep our country’s young athletes healthy.”

Official athletic trainers from each NFL team will present the donations to their selected high schools in local events beginning this week:

  • The Miami Dolphins have selected Miami Norland Senior High School as their local recipient. Kyle Johnston, Head Athletic Trainer for the Miami Dolphins will present Miami Norland Senior High School with their donation. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is closed to the public.
  • The Washington Football Team have selected Eastern Senior High School as their local recipient. Doug Quon, Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Washington Football Team will present Eastern Senior High School with their donation on July 23, 2021 at 11 am. The event will take place at Eastern Senior High School, located at 1700 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20002.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals have selected Finneytown High School as their local recipient. Dan Willen, MA, ATC, Assistant Head Athletic Trainer for the Cincinnati Bengals will present Alex Camper, M.S. LAT, ATC and the Finneytown High School athletic department with their donation. Additional details to be announced at a later date.

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.

About PFATS

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.

Contact

Kaitlin Tobak
Performance Health, Medco Sports Medicine, & Cramer Sports Medicine
[email protected]