UMC Program Receives Grant To Continue ATV TrainingJune 2, 2022
UMC Program Receives Grant To Continue ATV Training
EL PASO, Texas – University Medical Center of El Paso recently received a grant from Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. for $15,200 to support youth education, ATV safety. Grant funds are part of Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative (www.yamahaoai.com) and they support our hospital’s trauma program injury prevention initiatives known as the University Medical Center’s P.R.O. (Proper Riding Objectives) youth ATV safety education program. The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative’s mission is to provide practical support that promote safe, responsible use of off-highway vehicles and to educate the public on proper recreational land use. Grant funds permit our Scherr-Legate Level 1 Trauma Center to continue injury prevention efforts. Community partners include El Paso County Parks and Recreation, Texas Rescue Patrol/Desert Haven EMS, BorderRAC, Viva Power Sports, and Texas Trails, Education, and Motorized Management. Our joint efforts assist with increasing public access to the ATV Safety Institute’s Rider Certification Course for El Paso’s county youths between the ages of 12 to18.
Grant funds also permit participation gifts of DOT certified safety helmets and safety gear to youths who successfully complete the course. This funding is designed to decrease traumatic brain injuries caused by improper and unsafe recreational use of off-highway motor vehicles in the El Paso County.