The Center Foundation, Central Oregon’s only nonprofit dedicated to providing sports medicine services to high school students, is working to expand its program to Bend’s newest high school. The Foundation has launched the Campaign for Caldera fundraising campaign to support the addition of a full-time athletic trainer for Caldera High School, scheduled to open in the fall of 2021.
“Less than half of Oregon high schools have access to athletic trainers, even though the research is clear that certified athletic trainers can save lives, reduce injury rates and improve injury outcomes,” said Sonja Donohue, Executive Director for The Center Foundation. “Right now, The Center Foundation provides athletic trainers to seven Central Oregon high schools, serving more than 5,000 student athletes at over 1,400 sporting events each year. Adding to this important program requires additional funding, so we are asking our community for their help keeping our children active and safe here in Central Oregon.”
The Center Foundation thanks its corporate donors for their support in the Campaign for Caldera. MVP sponsors include BendBroadband, Beeh Real Estate, High Desert Insurance & Financial Services, Les Schwab Tires, Moda Health, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, Werner Crawford Accounting, Mid Oregon Credit Union, Miller Lumber, Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy, C.E. Lovejoy’s Brookswood Market, Northline Wealth Management, Effectual, Summit Medical Group, and Summit Lending.
Through the Foundation’s sports medicine program, athletic trainers provide high school athletes with immediate onsite medical care including the evaluation, diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries, and education and consultation for coaches and parents on injury prevention and return-to-play. The Campaign for Caldera is currently open to individual donors and The Center Foundation is asking for support from parents and other members of the Bend community. Individual donors at any level will be acknowledged with their name on the Caldera thank you board posted in the new high school.
To learn more about the Campaign for Caldera fundraising campaign, visit: www.centerfoundation.org/campaign-for-caldera.