The Foundation for Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has been awarded a grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater New Orleans to be used towards TGMC’s Community Sports Institute CPR training program.
The Foundation for TGMC received over $3,000.00 towards the Community Sports Institute CPR training program. TGMC’s Community Sports Institute formed the CPR- AED program to reach out to public schools, private schools, and recreation centers to provide adequate training and proper equipment to better protect young student athletes.
The goal of the CPR-AED program is to acquire and distribute Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to schools and recreation centers in our community with active sporting programs, and to provide athletic staff adequate CPR and AED training. Through the TGMC Community Sports Institute, coaches, players, support staff and volunteers are trained in the proper techniques of CPR and the use of AEDs. The Foundation, TGMC and the Community Sports Institute also host training sessions to all active youth athletes in Terrebonne parish for safety and prevention of injuries. The TGMC Community Sports Institute has partnered with all local schools providing certified athletic trainers at all area high school sporting events.
“The Ronald McDonald House Charities grant will allow the Community Sports Institute program to further its goal to reach more student athletes,” explains Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO of TGMC. “Through the Foundation for TGMC and Community Sports Institute, we are able to provide lifesaving equipment, education, and training to more schools and recreational organizations in our community.”
For more information on The Foundation for TGMC or TGMC’s Community Sports Institute visit www.tgmc.com.
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