Penn Yan Academy, through a partnership with Finger Lakes Health, is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School 1st Team award for its athletic program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment.
Penn Yan Academy is the 15th school in New York State and the first in the Finger Lakes Region to receive first-team recognition.
To achieve the award, Penn Yan Academy partnered with Finger Lakes Health’s Rehabilitation Department, which provides athletic training coverage on a daily basis during the school year for Penn Yan schools. In addition to the athletic trainer (ATC), Finger Lakes Health provides both sports medicine coverage from the physicians of Interlakes Orthopedics Surgery (IOS) and medical coverage from Dr. Robert Anderson of Pre-Emption Family Medicine as the school’s physician.