Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics is TSSAA’s 2011 Contributor of the Year

by | Nov 12, 2011 | News

Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics is TSSAA’s 2011 Contributor of the Year

Their commitment to high school athletics was recognized when Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics was honored as the recipient of the TSSAA AF Bridges Award for the 2011 Contributor of the Year at a special ceremony held at Central High School on November 7, 2011.
The award is named for A. Foster Bridges, the first full time executive secretary of the TSSAA, who exemplified the importance of fairness, integrity and ethics in athletics.
On hand to receive the award were Board Member and orthopaedic surgeon Randall Robbins and Earl Anderson, Tennessee Orthopaedic Executive Director, who had this to say about the recognition, “It’s an honor to be recognized for this prestigious award, but it’s equally an honor to serve local high school student athletes.  Since our clinic began, our physicians, athletic trainers and staff have been dedicated to providing athletes with accessible, quality care.  We are grateful to the TSSAA and to the schools we serve.”
TOC’s Sports Medicine Program supports local high school athletic programs with both physicians and athletic trainers who work closely with high school teams, Saturday Morning Sports Clinics that allow injured athletes the opportunity to see an orthopedic physician for evaluation and sponsorship of the Loudon County, Anderson County and Sevier County jamborees.
Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA stated, “Being recognized for one of these awards as a school or individual should be seen as one of the highest honors in high school athletics in our state.  Those who receive the awards truly reflect what high school athletics should be about, and that’s good sportsmanship and good citizenship.” 
Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics have nine locations and 24 board-certified and board-eligible physicians on staff to serve the East Tennessee area.