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PlaySafe Expands Board of Directors

PlaySafe, a 501c(3) non-profit organization, providing certified athletic trainers (ATCs) to secondary schools and many community athletic events in Anderson, Pickens and Oconee Counties  announced today that Dr. Larry Bowman, Dr. John McRoberts, Rex Maynard and Tim Arellano have joined the Board of Directors of PlaySafe.

Dr. Bowman founded Blue Ridge Orthopaedics in 1982 and has been the Team Physician for Clemson University for over 25 years. Dr. McRoberts of Clemson Family Dentistry has been providing dental care in Clemson since 2000.  He has been native to the Seneca/Clemson area since 1989. Mr. Rex Maynard of Belton is the President of Maynard’s Home Furnishings and has been recognized numerous times for his community work and involvement through the years. Mr. Tim Arellano, serves as the General Counsel for AnMed Health.  “PlaySafe is honored to welcome Dr. Bowman, Dr. McRoberts, Rex Maynard and Tim Arellano as new board members. Each one provides diverse perspectives and experiences from their work within the community and surely will enhance our efforts to serve the field. We are so pleased these exceptional leaders will offer their guidance and leadership,” offered Jim Stoker, PlaySafes’ Chairman of the Board.

 “An estimated 2 million injuries occur each year in high schools. 62% of all reported injuries occur during practice with 23% of injuries occurring to the head and face of the athletes” according to PlaySafes’ Executive Director, Bob Garguilo.

PlaySafe exists to support our schools, parents, businesses and the community at large in an effort to keep our youth and community Safe, Healthy and Active. PlaySafe is funded in part by Clemson Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, AnMed Health and Blue Ridge Orthopaedics . For more information on PlaySafe, please visit or contact Bob Garguilo, Executive Director or (864) 973-4412.

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