FOOTBALL -- JHI Update -- 9-2-16
The Collinsville JHI football teams received two very special grants over the summer. The McBride Foundation based in Oklahoma City and USA Football have provided the Cardinals with some greatly needed protective equipment.
The McBride Foundation strives to improve the health of active Oklahomans through sports injury awareness, especially in youth athletes. The McBride Foundation fund grants, research, and provide education to programs across the state. Through the Preserve Education Program, the foundation conducts seminars to teach youth athletes, parents, and the community how to prevent injury. The McBride Foundation is a 501(C )(3) nonprofit organization, formed in 2005 by a group of physicians led by Dr. Thomas Howard. Dr. Earl D. McBride, a pioneer in the field of orthopedics and arthritis care, believed in a life of service and began a legacy that continues today through the work of the McBride Foundation.
Collinsville received 36 Schutt youth Recruit Hybrid helmets and 18 Xenith X2E Varsity helmets from the McBride Foundation. We would like to give special thanks to Delana Smiley, Executive Director of the McBride Foundation, for her assistance and guidance in receiving our grant of $8,640.
The USA Football Cooperation evolves and grows the sport through innovative standards and best practices to advance coach and player development, participation and safety within the fun of the game and its inherent values. As the sports national governing body and the member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.
USA Football in partnership with Riddell Athletics has awarded Collinsville $1,000. This grant will be used to purchase shoulder pads for our JHI players.
A total of $9640.00 has been awarded to Collinsville Public Schools.
-- Coach Tom Redding -- 9/2/2016