MISSION AND KSI ARE MAKING A $1 MILLION DOLLAR PLEDGE TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM OF OVERHEATING
TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARD HEAT SAFETY
TAKE THE HEAT SAFETY PLEDGE
Outfit your school with $2,500 in Free Mission Gear*
We are on a Mission to help spread awareness of how athletes can stay cool while playing sports. Mission will travel around the country and encourage coaches, players and parents to be more aware when it comes to heat safety.
Who is Mission?
Mission is quickly becoming the leading voice for thermoregulation awareness. Our focus on keeping athlete's safe through technology, science and research, has allowed us to create cooling sports technologies that elevate an athlete’s performance. Mission has been working closely with the Korey Stringer Institute to help eliminate serious heat-related issues.
Other than better safety for students, each high school that meets the Korey Stringer Institute’s 6 Pillars of Heat Safety and takes the Heat Safety Pledge will also be outfitted with $1,000 in Mission’s Enduracool towels and gear.
The 6 Pillars of Heat Safety
Thermometer: A wet bulb globe thermometer is on site at school and used to determine activity modifications based on environmental conditions. It is school policy to modify work to rest cycles based on environmental conditions.
Certification: All coaching staff is certified in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator. Additionally, education is provided related to preventing sudden death in sport.Athletic
Athletic Trainer: An athletic trainer is employed at your school and is on-site during practices and events.
Emergency Action Plan: A specific emergency action plan for each athletic facility has been developed where sports games and practices occur. This plan is reviewed with the healthcare team every year.
Heat Acclimatization Guidelines: School has adopted nationwide high school preseason heat acclimatization guidelines set forth by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Water Stations/Body Cooling: Adequate water is available and placed at various stations around the athletic fields for all sports. At water stations, body cooling is standard practice. This can be as simple as encouraging players to remove equipment during rest breaks as using ice/cold towels.
Encourage your friends, family, coaches and teammates to also sign up and learn more about thermoregulation and heat safety awareness. Please note that submission of paperwork must be remitted by an administrator, coach, teacher or athletic trainer of a high school.
Policies adapted from: Casa DJ, Almquist J, Anderson SA, Baker L, Bergeron MF, Biagioli B, Boden B, Brenner JS, Carroll M, Colgate B, Cooper L, Courson R, et al. The Inter-Association Task Force for Preventing Sudden Death in Secondary School Athletics Programs: Best Practices Recommendations. Journal of Athletic Training. 2013;48(4):546-553.Program starts 8/25/14, while supplies last or until 8/24/17.
Limit one (1) Reward per school. Legal residents of the fifty (50) U.S. and DC, eighteen (18) or older who are employees of their associated school. Void where prohibited by law. For complete details, see Terms and Conditions. Full terms at:http://www.missionathletecare.com/heatsafetypledgeterms