New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week a $1.2 million donation to the city’s Public Schools Athletic League from New York Giants Chairman and Executive Vice President Steve Tisch.
The donation, made to the Fund for Public Schools, will provide 53 new certified trainers and EMTs to oversee all contact football practices at schools with varsity and junior varsity teams. As a result, nearly 3,500 high school football players will have trained personnel at their practices, helping avoid injuries, such as concussion and ensuring a swift response if a player is hurt on the field.
“For any parent, watching a child take the field is a proud moment, but no matter how old our kids get, we still worry about their safety,” said de Blasio. “This donation means thousands of our student-athletes will have extra support at practices to stay safe. We thank Steve Tisch for giving back and investing in the next generation of athletes.”