Community News September 19, 2012

Adena’s Athlete of the Month Recognizes Local Competitors

As part of Adena Health System's commitment to youth in our region, Adena Sports Medicine is sponsoring a new program to honor male and female high school athletes. The Adena Athlete of the Month program recognizes outstanding local senior high school athletes.

Athletic Directors and coaches may nominate senior athletes they feel have the grades, the athletic skill, leadership qualities, and a proven dedication to their community to represent their school. Each month, a committee of local athletic trainers, physical therapists and a sports medicine physician will review, rate and nominate up to four male and up to four female finalists. The public will then vote for their favorite male and favorite female athlete each month, beginning on October 1. Voting will take place on Adena's Facebook page, which can be found at

Winners will be notified and announced in local newspapers, and will receive a small gift package. Each month's winner is eligible to apply for the $2,000 Adena Athlete of the Year scholarship. The Athlete of the Year's school will receive $500 toward its athletic program. The Adena Athlete of the Month program will run through May 2013.

Adena Sports Medicine provides a variety of services to the youth of our region including: safety training for coaches by local athletic trainers and therapists; pre-season sports physicals; and athletic training to area high schools to help prevent injuries, keep athletes safe and ensure maximum recovery should an injury occur.

For more information about the Athlete of the Month program, visit