For Immediate Release: April 10, 2018

Contact: Ben Powell at 919-807-6008

Commissioner Causey urges youth athletes to stay safe

April marks Youth Sports Safety Month

RALEIGH --

It’s Youth Sports Safety Month and North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has some sports safety tips to ensure parents, coaches, and kids are well educated on the safest practices.

With spring in bloom and summer around the corner, young athletes are stepping onto the playing field with renewed energy and proper preparation and injury prevention are paramount.

“It’s important to have the right sports safety protocols in place to ensure the health and welfare of young athletes,” said Commissioner Causey. “By properly preparing for practices and competitions, young athletes can excel on the field and stay off the sidelines with potential injuries.”

Every year in North Carolina, approximately 200 children die from accidental injuries and another 45,000 visit a doctor’s office for treatment of injuries. Safe Kids North Carolina, which is housed under the North Carolina Department of Insurance, works to prevent these injuries in children through education and outreach.

Before taking the field, Safe Kids North Carolina wants to remind everyone of these important sports safety tips:

About Safe Kids North Carolina
Safe Kids North Carolina is dedicated to preventing childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in North Carolina. For more information, contact Director Shannon Bullock at 919.647.0081 or Shannon.Bullock@ncdoi.gov.

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