High Point, NC -- You do everything you can to keep them safe, but when they are on the field, there's little you can to protect your student-athlete from injuries.
And, with rising health care costs, some good Samaritans want to help your young athletes stay on top of their game.
Athletic trainers and doctors with Regional Physicians and High Point Regional Hospital are teaming up to give free health care to student athletes.
The "Black and Blue Clinic" began Saturday in High Point. It got its name, according to one organizer, because sometimes on a Friday night you don't realize the extent of an athlete's injuries until you find them black and blue the next morning.
Kirsten Schrader is a certified athletic trainer and one of the organizers. She tells us the group will be able to see kids 8 years and older with sports injuries every Saturday until October.
"I think giving back to the community is really important and I think, as an athletic trainer, being able to provide extra care above and beyond maybe just being on the sideline is really important," she said.
Pam Gable and her son were two of the first peopl to arrive at the clinic Saturday morning. Her son injured his thumb at a football game Friday night.
"I just encourage everybody to know about it," she said about the clinic. "It's a great thing for the community, and it's awesome that it's available here for us."
The clinic is open to student-athletes from all over the Piedmont Triad.
Trainers evaluate the injuries, and if the athlete needs to see a doctor or get an X-Ray, it'll cost $35.
Again, the clinic is every Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., and it runs through October.
It's located at the Regional Physicians offices in High Point at 1720 Westchester Drive.
For more information call, (336) 883-4296.
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