Team RunStrong students from MacArthur were out training on December 29, 2015 in preparation for the SoCal Half Marathon/5k on Saturday, January 9, 2016. They ran from Victoria Vista Park in Costa Mesa to Huntington Beach and back! They stopped to take this awesome photo with the ocean in the background. Go RunStrong!
Students and parents attend 2015 Team RunStrong parent meetings at Carr Intermediate and sign participation Pledge Sheets.
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Our student athletes enjoyed a really fun, private screening of "McFarland USA"
at Downtown Disney.
Students and parents attend 2015 Team RunStrong parent meetings at Mendez Fundamental School.
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The Kevin Armstrong, M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation and Athletic Conditioning Injury Center last week sponsored a catastrophic injury management drill for high school athletic directors, coaches, trainers and other school personnel at Segerstrom High School's stadium in Santa Ana. Participants representing 17 Orange County high schools and 14 Los Angeles County high schools learned and practiced industry guidelines and the recommended methods for treating the most common catastrophic sports injuries such as heat illnesses, spinal cord injuries and cardiac arrest which can affect high school athletes. Read the full article online at The Orange County Register.
The Catastrophic Injury Management Practicum presented by Dr. Ken Yoshinoa is designed to help team doctors, athletic trainers, coaches and school nurses respond to on-site sports-related emergencies. It also provides valuable CEUs for certified athletic trainers. The course objectives are to improve the efficiency of the on-site Emergency Response Team (ERT), learn and practice guidelines for treating heat illnesses, spinal injuries and cardiac arrest and to provide hands-on, timed drills, simulating real-life, high-stress situations. Thank you to Zoll Medical for providing AEDs for this event!
Santa Ana — Six high schools in Santa Ana will each get three defibrillators in an effort to prevent the deaths of young athletes from cardiac arrest. Six of the machines were donated by the Kevin Armstrong, M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation, named for a UC Irvine sports medicine doctor and Santa Ana High team physician. He was 39 when he died of heart disease in 2005. Read the pdf.
The nonprofit Kevin L. Armstrong M.D. Memorial Sports Foundation creates opportunities for at-risk students to reach their full potential academically and athletically. Our RunStrong programs help kids succeed in life. Get involved!
"Thank you for helping me to follow my dreams of running with the Foundation. The Foundation is helping new athletes emerge and maybe you will not only see them run in races, but in the Olympics". - Kenia DelaCruz, Carr Intermediate School