Athletic trainers, doctor receive accolades
Athletic trainers from Chino Valley Unified School District’s four comprehensive high schools were honored Thursday night by the Board of Education and Dr. James M. Lally, Chief Medical Officer of Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino.
Dr. Lally, who works closely with the school district on child wellness issues, said the trainers help to keep students safe, especially in full contact sports such as football.
Presented certificates of appreciation at the Feb. 4 Board of Education meeting were athletic trainers Teresa Tyler of Ayala High, Kevin Sells of Chino High, Akacia Ford of Chino Hills High, and Kimberly Hansen of Don Lugo High.
In a turning of the tables, the Board of Education also presented a plaque of appreciation to Dr. Lally.
Since 1993, Dr. Lally has facilitated more than 30,000 physicals for Chino Valley Unified School District students, provided funding for the operation of the District’s Health Center, donated more than $6,000 towards the costs of athletic trainers, provided physicians on the sidelines of football games, provided training of athletic directors on the safe removal of a football helmet in case of an accident, provided physicians to discuss drug abuse during the District’s annual Parent Forums, and facilitated internships at Chino Valley Medical Center for more than 100 students involved in Chino Hills High’s Health Services Academy.
Pictured: Athletic Trainers Akacia Ford (Chino Hills High), Kimberly Hansen (Don Lugo High), Teresa Tyler (Ayala High), Kevin Sells (Chino High); and Dr. James M. Lally, Chief Medical Officer of Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino.