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Rising Sun Regional Foundation Aids Three School Athletic Programs

Posted On September 14, 2017

Press release from Dearborn County Hospital

Despite the relentless rain at the Milan vs. Lawrenceburg football game on Friday, September 1, all involved in recognizing the Rising Sun Regional Foundation’s generous grant for the Milan Schools’ athletic trainer program were glad to attend.  Thanking RSRF’s President, Jerry Smith, (far right) for the grant are (left to right) Dr. Robert Rolf of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; John Prifogle, Milan High School Athletic Director; Robbie Kippler, A.T.C./L., DCH Athletic Trainer for Milan Schools; Ed Brush, M.S.P.T./A.T.C., DCH Director of Rehabilitation Services; and Jane Rogers, Milan Community Schools Superintendent. Photo provided.

(Rising Sun, Ind.) – The Rising Sun Regional Foundation awarded approximately $15,000 in grants to Dearborn County Hospital for its athletic trainer programs in three school corporations.  Grant funds were used to purchase rehabilitation and first responder equipment for the athletic training programs at Milan, Rising Sun and South Ripley schools.

“Each school corporation received similar equipment to improve the care, safety and service that the athletic trainers provide to injured student athletes,” stated Ed Brush, M.S.P.T./A.T.C., DCH Director of Rehabilitation Services.  “We want to thank the Rising Sun Regional Foundation for donating approximately $5,000 each for the three school systems for the purchase of needed emergency, first aid and rehabilitation supplies/equipment for their athletic training programs.”

As a service to the area’s young athletes, Dearborn County Hospital Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine began providing athletic training and medical director services without charge to the Milan, Rising Sun and South Ripley systems in 2016.

A ceremony recognizing the Rising Sun Regional Foundation’s grant for the Milan program was held during half-time at the Milan Indians/Lawrenceburg Tigers football game on September 1 at Milan High School.  Attending the ceremony were Mr. Brush; Robbie Kippler, A.T.C./L., DCH Athletic Trainer for Milan Schools; John Prifogle, Milan High School Athletic Director; Jane Rogers, Milan Community Schools Superintendent; Robert Rolf, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon and Co-Director of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; and Jerry Smith, Rising Sun Regional Foundation President.

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.