Athletes Saving Athletes: Relay The Message

Event Date

Sun, Mar 2, 2014

Address

San Diego, CA

About This Activity

THE RACE IS ON RAIN OR SHINE!

ON LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO SIGN UP IN PERSON AT THE EVENT.

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"ASA Relay the Message!” encourages all ages to run/walk for one hour to raise awareness about the profession of Athletic Training and to support the Athletes Saving Athletes Program.

Will you join the "ASA Relay the Message" challenge and see how many laps you can complete in one hour? Walk/run solo or as a team! Find sponsors per lap, build a fundraising page and help fund the program to the next high school. 

 The Organization: Advocates for Injured Athletes (A4IA), is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It was founded in 2010 after high school lacrosse player, Tommy Mallon, suffered a life-threatening catastrophic injury during a game. Tommy fractured his neck, dissecting a vertebral artery and sustained his third serious sports-related concussion. He is alive for two reasons; the actions of his teammates and he had access to a certified athletic trainer who evaluated him on the spot and saved his life.    Tommy's story is the inspiration for the mission of the foundation: To promote sports safety and to provide essential support, education, and resources to help keep student athletes safe. A4IA co-founders, Beth and Tommy Mallon realized athletes could play a huge role in helping keep each other safe by learning how to recognize signs and symptoms of life threatening injuries and conditions. The team at A4IA went on to develop a unique sports safety program.   The Program: A4IA launched its signature program, “Athletes Saving Athletes” (ASA), in January 2012. Medical experts from across the United States helped to develop educational content focused on six core areas: concussion, head and neck injuries, sudden cardiac arrest, heat illness, diabetes, and asthma. All athletes learn CPR and how to use an AED.  A4IA's team of Certified Athletic Trainers deliver the curriculum to student athlete leaders. To date , over 2000 local San Diego student athletes have completed the program and TWO lives have been SAVED by athletes who participated in the program. 

Event schedule and times

REGISTER IN PERSON MARCH 2ND - $20.00 per participant

Event Itinerary:  

10:00 am - Race day registration opens

11:00 am - Announcements

11:15 - Warm up

11:30 - Walk/jogathon begins

12:30 - Walk/jogathon ends

12:45 - Award presentation to the High School with the highest number of participants

1:00 - Complimentary CPR & AED Training; spaces available, sign up at event

2:00 - Event ends

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