Safe Sports Equipment Foundation

Injury

Each year many kids suffer from injuries in school sports. Our organization believes that many of these injuries are do too sports equipment that is not high quality. Our goal is to give these kids the most safest and durable equipment as possible. 30 million kids in the United states are participating in sports each year. The sports injuries keeps rising each year. We need to do something about it or the problem will just get worse.

Facts

A majority of these kids are very young and still growing in fact 3.5 million children participating in sports, under the age of 14 suffer from injury do to sports. 40% of all sports injuries occur from ages 5-14.20% of children participating in sports are injured each year (Johnson pg12)


Children new to a sport are at greater risk of potential injury. They don't know many of the basic fundamentals of the sport. Lots of times children who don't who dont wear protective sports equipment are at a greater risk of injury. They need to have equipment in order to keep them safe. (Johnson pg 13)


775,00 children under 14 go to hopsital emergency rooms each year do to severe

injuries. Lots of these injuries could be prevented by wearing the best sports equipment available. 30 million kids in the U.S. are participating in sports every year, which is fantastic, but with so many kids their has to be so much equipment, and lots of times many kids aren't giving as good as equipment as others because the school doesn't have all brand new equipment. 26,000 kids are injured every year in sports do to poor equipment. (Cleat Repeat: Youth Injury)



Brain injury remains the leading cause of youth sports injury. Kids are still growing and If not protected properly their lives could be in danger. Children are more capable of being injured because they are still growing and this is why we want to get them the most safe equipment possible.(Cleat Repeat: Youth injury)

Contacting

Name: Brad Corrigan

Phone Number: 123-456-7891

Address: 1234 ABC Avenue, Decorah, Iowa

Email: brad.corrigan@equipmentfoundantion.org

Website:safesportsequipment.org

References

"Cleat Repeat, Inc. Non-Profit Organization." Cleat Repeat, Inc. Non-Profit Organization. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.


"DICK'S SPORTING GOODS MAKES A LASTING IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITY BY SUPPORTING PROGRAMS THAT INSPIRE AND ENABLE SPORTS PARTICIPATION." Dick's Sporting Goods. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.


"5 Ways to Start a Pro Sports Career." - Sports. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.


"USF Health News Archives." » Facts About Youth Sports Injuries. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2014.