Children's Hospital Colorado
3d Lacrosse and Children's Hospital Colorado
The relationship between 3d Lacrosse and Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) began shortly after 3d formed as a company in 2009. Children's trainers have been on the 3d Colorado sidelines and their doctors have answered the call of 3d athletes for a decade. The hospital has provided our 3d families with amazing service and a unique amenity not found in many youth sports programs.
3d Lacrosse has always been dedicated to finding new and creative ways to connect the lacrosse community with Children’s broader efforts. The goal was, and is, to help give back to a group that has given so much to the Denver lacrosse community.
In 2014, 3d Lacrosse re-purposed the 5280 Fall Tournament to benefit Children's Hospital Colorado with the "money ball," a fun new event feature that allowed families to purchase a ball to be used during game play and worth 2 points if a player from either teams scores with it. Over the course of two years, the money ball purchases raised more than $15,000 for the Sports Medicine Center at CHCO.
With the momentum of the money ball, 3d Lacrosse took the next big step in supporting CHC with the creation of the “Lacrosse Ball." The Lacrosse Ball was a great supplement to the Money Ball, and a logical next step to connect the lacrosse world directly with CHCO. The Lacrosse Ball was an evening bringing together lacrosse enthusiasts and people passionate about helping children in Colorado and beyond. Over the two years of the event, 3d Lacrosse, and the generosity of the Denver lacrosse community, helped raise more than $200,000 for the Sports Medicine Center at CHCO.
In 2019, we’re embarking on the next chapter with CHCO as we join forces with the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) to raise money and awareness. CMN allows us to extend the reach of our giving from Colorado to the rest of the country. We’re connecting our local 3d markets with the network of Children’s Hospitals across the country that partner with the Children’s Miracle Network. Through a first for us, and CMN, we’re activating a giving machine through our program registration on the 3d Lacrosse website. This gives all of our customers the opportunity to donate to a great cause.
3d Lacrosse Helps Develop and Maintain Healthy Athletes
When it comes to diverse topics and activities such as pre-game nutrition and warm-ups, advice on strength training, taping up injured limbs, evaluating concussions and a host of other prospective medical concerns, the health and well-being of 3d Lacrosse players is always a top priority.
In 2013, 3d Lacrosse launched a significant affiliation with Children’s Hospital Colorado Sports Medicine Center. The relationship includes onsite medical assistance at 3d Lacrosse-operated tournaments, the majority of events where 3d teams travel and more than a dozen other 3d Lacrosse programs.
Athletic Trainer, Virginia Winn is supported by pediatric sports medicine physicians Dr. Katherine Dahab and Dr. Jay Albright (more below), are our team of specialists. This team maintains stringent on-field medical protocols while also offering daily phone triage as needed.
Our Children’s Hospital Colorado Staff
Virginia Winn, Athletic Trainer 3d Lacrosse
Virginia Winn received her B.S. in Athletic Training from the University of South Carolina. She continued her education at the University of Colorado and earned her Masters of Sciences in Sports Medicine. Virginia has provided athletic training coverage to a variety of different levels of lacrosse including youth, high school and collegiate. She is originally from Norfolk, VA.
Dr. Katherine Dahab, Medical Director 3d Lacrosse
Dr. Katherine Dahab is a board-certified pediatrician and sports medicine sub-specialist who received her medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Dahab completed her pediatrics residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at The University of Wisconsin. Dr. Dahab was a collegiate lacrosse player and currently enjoys running marathons and taking advantage of Colorado’s outdoor lifestyle with her family.
Dr. Jay Albright, Surgical Director 3d Lacrosse
Dr. Jay Albright is a board-certified pediatric orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon who earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa where he also completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery. Following his time in Iowa, Dr. Albright completed fellowships at the Children’s Hospital of San Diego (Pediatric Orthopedics) and the Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center (Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine). Dr. Albright earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Michigan.
About Children’s Hospital Colorado:
The Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado offers comprehensive evaluation and care for children and young adults into their 20s with all types of injuries and conditions affecting sports performance. They provide age-appropriate treatments for young athletes
The board certified team at Children’s Colorado is specially trained in pediatrics to understand how injuries impact growth and how growth impacts rehabilitation, among other health considerations. Beyond clinic-based services, experts from Sports Medicine Center provide community-based support by staffing certified athletic trainers for organizations like 3d Lacrosse.
Click here for more information about the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Colorado.
Children’s Colorado offers a large digital library of sports health-related content. If there are topics that interest you beyond the articles linked below, please contact 3d Lacrosse and we will help identify additional resources, [email protected]
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- Eating Disorders
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- Stretches for athletes
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