The Subaru of Bend Ghost Tree Invitational is a 501c3 non-profit event that benefits local charities throughout Central Oregon including local high school athletics. This year’s beneficiaries are:
What we do:
The Center Foundation partners with Central Oregon high schools to provide sports medicine services at no cost to students or their families. For this reason, we place a dedicated certified athletic trainer in each school and on the sidelines of local sporting events. Our athletic trainers serve more than 7,000 students and over 760 sporting events per year. In fact, they are often the first responder when an accident or injury does take place at a practice or game.
Athletic trainers do more than just triage injuries. Specifically, our athletic trainers attend all OSAA sanctioned sporting events, practices and home games. In addition, they deliver on-site medical care for injury prevention and rehabilitation in the schools five days a week. Importantly, they also teach injury prevention strategies and sports safety to students, coaches and staff.
Physicians at The Center collaborate with our athletic trainers, and ensure expert medical care for young athletes both on and off the field. Furthermore, our athletic trainers often coordinate care with a wide variety of other professionals to support student health and safety.
Other Services We Provide:
– Concussion education, testing, and management.
– Brain and spinal cord injury prevention education in local grade schools.
– Free bike helmet program.
– Professional education seminars and conferences.
To promote the health and safety of kids through access to sports medicine services and education by:
– INCREASING awareness about the importance of concussion testing and the devastating effects of Second Impact Syndrome.
– EDUCATING parents, coaches, athletes, medical practitioners, and the public about the signs and symptoms of a concussion.
– IMPLEMENTING concussion awareness and injury management in Central Oregon schools.
– RETURNING athletes to competition only if and when it is safe to do so.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (BGCB) has been serving our community for over 28 years. Our mission is to provide supportive relationships and opportunities for growth that inspire and empower youth to reach their full potential in the classroom, at home, and in our community.
Our programs address the needs of our members in three core areas: Character &Leadership Development, Healthy Lifestyles, and Academic Success. Our goal is to serve the whole child, addressing their physical, emotional, and social development.