Langhorne, PA (September 9, 2019) – Following a successful pilot program in Pennsylvania and Florida in 2018, Pop Warner Little Scholars, the nation’s oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization, and Go4Ellis, an online platform that connects athletic trainers with sports event operators, today announced it has expanded the partnership nationwide for the 2019 season.
The partnership will increase the number of certified athletic trainers that are on the sidelines of Pop Warner practices and games. Under the partnership, Pop Warner teams can secure athletic trainers to cover games and practices through Go4Ellis.
“Last year’s pilot program was so successful, continuing the partnership was an easy decision to make,” said Jon Butler, executive director of Pop Warner Little Scholars. “We look for every opportunity to increase player safety, and Go4Ellis definitely shares our commitment to the sport and its athletes. They’re a leader in player safety and we’re looking forward to working together on this joint mission.”
Commenting on the partnership, K. Ellis F. Mair, EdM, ATC, said, “This partnership is key to our mission of getting athletic trainers on every sideline everywhere. We believe that having access to athletic training services at a young age will lead to better healthcare outcomes for these children in the future. We applaud Pop Warner’s dedication to safety and we are excited to move our partnership forward.”
Pop Warner has been a pioneer in implementing player safety measures for young athletes across the nation, and its continued partnership with Go4Ellis is another step towards making youth sports safer than ever before. Go4Ellis is the official per diem application of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and committed to ensuring all athletic events are covered by a licensed athletic trainer.
About Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.
Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Langhorne, PA, Pop Warner Little Scholars is the nation’s oldest youth football, cheerleading and dance organization and the only youth sports organization that emphasizes academics as a prerequisite for participation. Pop Warner participants enjoy the opportunity to learn and compete in their sports in an atmosphere that emphasizes fun, safety, academics and character. For more information on Pop Warner and its programs visit popwarner.com or follow Pop Warner on Twitter @Pop_Warner, Facebook @PopWarnerLittleScholars, Instagram @popwarnerlittlescholars and Snap @popwarner1929.
The mission of Go4Ellis is to protect athletes everywhere by making it possible to get Athletic Trainers on sidelines everywhere. The Go4Ellis platform connects Athletic Trainers with teams and organizations that need Athletic Trainers for games, practices, camps and tournaments. Athletic Trainers set up a profile; including licensure, credentials and proof of liability insurance. Event operators post work opportunities, set their own pay rates and the platform handles all the paperwork. Go4Ellis is the official per diem platform of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. For more information visit go4ellis.com.
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