Pasadena Muir High is one of 15 schools around the country to be awarded a $50,000 grant to establish an athletic training program to improve youth athlete safety in underserved high schools.
The NFL Foundation, the National Athletic Trainers’ Assn, Gatorade and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society are sponsoring the initiative.
Muir has had no access to an athletic trainer and relies on volunteers to support coaches and medical needs at games. The grant will allow the school to hire a full-time athletic trainer and provide athletic training services for students. The school plans to use the funds to obtain diagnostic tools and technology for proper evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of concussions.