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DCH Athletic Trainer Program At South Ripley Thanks Rising Sun Regional Foundation

Posted On October 09, 2017

Press release from Dearborn County Hospital

Representatives of the South Ripley Community School Corporation, Dearborn County Hospital Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine were on hand at recent South Ripley High School girls’ volleyball matches to thank the Rising Sun Regional Foundation for their athletic trainer program grant. Attending the ceremony are (left to right) Robert Rolf, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon with Beacon Orthopaedics; Ed Brush, M.S.P.T./A.T.C., Dearborn County Hospital Director of Rehabilitation Services; Madison Lamppert, A.T.C./LAT, DCH Athletic Trainer; Rodney Hite, South Ripley High School Principal; Jeff French, Rising Sun Regional Foundation Member; Jascia Redwine, Rising Sun Regional Foundation Executive Director; Rob Moorhead, South Ripley Community School Corporation Superintendent; Jeff Gorrell, South Ripley Schools Athletic Director; and Destiny Rutzel, South Ripley Junior High School Principal. Photo provided.

(Versailles, Ind.) – South Ripley is one of three school corporations to benefit from approximately $15,000 in grant money from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation to the Dearborn County Hospital athletic trainer program.  Grant funds were used to purchase first responder and rehabilitation equipment for the athletic trainer programs at Milan, Rising Sun and South Ripley schools.

Dearborn County Hospital Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine provides athletic trainer and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine provides medical director services free of charge to each of the three school systems.

A ceremony was held at South Ripley High School on September 25 between the girls’ junior varsity and varsity volleyball matches to thank the Rising Sun Regional Foundation for the grant.  Attending the ceremony were Ed Brush, M.S.P.T./A.T.C., DCH Director of Rehabilitation Services; Jeff French, Rising Sun Regional Foundation Member; Jeff Gorrell, South Ripley Schools Athletic Director; Rodney Hite, South Ripley High School Principal; Madison Lamppert, A.T.C./LAT, DCH Athletic Trainer; Rob Moorhead, South Ripley Community School  Corporation Superintendent and a member of the DCH Board of Trustees; Robert Rolf, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon with Beacon Orthopaedics; Jascia Redwine, Rising Sun Regional Foundation Executive Director; and Destiny Rutzel, South Ripley Junior High School Principal.

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation benefits residents of Ohio and Ripley Counties and the City of Aurora.  Based on a percentage of its revenue, the Rising Star Casino Resort makes monthly contributions to the foundation.

“It’s wonderful when we can all work together for the safety and well-being of our student athletes,” Mr. Brush stated.  “Dearborn County Hospital, Beacon Orthopaedics and all three school corporations are very grateful to the Rising Sun Regional Foundation for their financial support of this important program.”