Regions Hospital, Minnesota’s first Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, treats children from around the state who have suffered serious injuries from accidents such as crashes, falls, and burns. As part of its efforts to help lower the frequency with which Minnesotan youth suffer physical traumas, Regions Hospital increases safety awareness and outreach through educational programs that aim to help keep active children safe as they participate in sports and exercise programs.
A major concern in sports where high-speed impact is possible, concussions pose a particular danger to young people, since their bodies and minds are still developing. In an effort to prevent concussions, youth leagues such as the Edgcumbe Hockey Association in Saint Paul have begun recommending players wear special helmets that absorb impacts and reduce the threat of sustaining a concussion from a collision. Not all families can afford this equipment, however, leaving some children unable to participate in the game. In an effort to help these kids safely take to the ice, Regions Hospital provides protective helmets to youth players who cannot afford them.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help Regions Hospital provide protective equipment to the youth hockey players of the Edgecumbe Hockey Association through a tax-deductible contribution to Regions Hospital Foundation. If G-Team members raise $500, then Regions can provide five children in the St. Paul program with hockey helmets that reduce the likelihood of concussions. Each additional $100 raised will provide a concussion-protecting helmet for another young player.
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