THINKFIRST, SKY TAVERN PARTNER
TO PUT LIDS ON KIDS THIS SKI SEASON
Helmet giveaway Saturday, 12/14, to benefit 200 Sky Tavern families
Members of ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada, a nonprofit group dedicated to the prevention of debilitating head and spine injuries among young people, provides helmets for 200 young skiers participating in the Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. Members of Sky Tavern, ThinkFirst and the Junior Ski Program are set to be on site during the Free Helmet Giveaway event.
Sky Tavern, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, together with ThinkFirst Northern Nevada host an event for young skiers and snowboarders this Saturday at 10 a.m. to give helmets to those children whose families cannot provide them. A decades-long tradition in the Truckee Meadows, Sky Tavern has one of the largest groups of Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) in the Tahoe area. All children who participate in the program are required to have a helmet, but unfortunately, not all families are able to afford protective headwear.
Sky Tavern Lodge
21130 Mt. Rose Highway
Reno, NV 89511
(Turn left on Sky Tavern Road just past Bums Gulch Road)
Saturday, December 14
According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 15 percent of winter sports-related injuries are classified as severe head trauma, which is the No. 1 cause of death or severe injury among skiers and snowboarders. Sky Tavern has been doing the helmet giveaway for the past four years as part of its mission to remove the obstacles that keep young community from getting up on the hill and out of the house.
ThinkFirst and its founding practice, Sierra Neurosurgery Group, are proud to be a part of this annual tradition that helps prevent head and spinal cord injuries among children and teens and encourages safe practices in recreation.