MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Nine Shelby County High schools can now help prevent dehydration among 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, not just on game day.
“It mainly helps our minor sports that don’t receive a whole lot of income throughout the year. This will be a help for them, and also for just our athletes in the building that need to know the importance of hydration days before the event ever takes place,” said Brady Benjamin, Athletic Director, Central High School.
Coaches and athletic officials say this will help students stay hydrated throughout the year and avoid hydration-related illnesses.
The high schools which received the packs are Booker T. Washington, Central, Kirby, Manassas, Martin Luther King Transition Center, Oakhaven, Sheffield, Trezevant, and Westwood.