St. Anthony and Alden-Conger get grants for athletic trainers

Published 10:37 am Saturday, March 19, 2016

Two Minnesota high schools have been awarded $50,000 grants through an NFL-backed program to provide expanded access to athletic trainers at underserved high schools.

The league announced Tuesday that St. Anthony Village and Alden-Conger high schools were among the 15 national winners. The contest is sponsored by the NFL, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Gatorade and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society.

St. Anthony Village sits on the northeast border of Minneapolis. It’s the only public high school without consistent athletic trainer coverage in the Twin Cities area, according to the league. Alden-Conger is in south-central Minnesota, near Albert Lea. Due to budget and accessibility limits, it has no athletic trainer coverage at practices or games for any sports, the NFL said.

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