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Nine local high schools get big donation to help student athletes stay hydrated

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Nine Shelby County High schools can now help prevent dehydration among student athletes this winter. Well Child is an ...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Nine Shelby County High schools can now help prevent dehydrationamong student athletes this winter.

Well Child is an organization that provides in-school healthcare for SCS students. Thursday, the group gave the nine high schools Gatorade hydration packs, each worth $1,000. The packs include hydration chews bottles coolers and more.

The goal is to teach students to stay hydrated year-round, notjust on game day.

“It mainly helps our minor sports that don’treceive a whole lot of income throughout the year. This will be a help forthem, and also for just our athletes in the building that need to know theimportance of hydration days before the event ever takes place,” said BradyBenjamin, Athletic Director, Central High School.

Coaches and athletic officials say this will helpstudents stay hydrated throughout the year and avoid hydration-relatedillnesses.

Thehigh schools which received the packs are Booker T. Washington, Central, Kirby,Manassas, Martin Luther King Transition Center, Oakhaven, Sheffield, Trezevant,and Westwood.