Athletes Saving Athletes™

The Athletes Saving Athletes™ program is a unique peer-to-peer education program that teaches athletes to recognize and report potentially-catastrophic injuries and illnesses in the sporting arena.

Thanks to grants from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and the Marion C. Cohen Trust, more than 500 student athletes in the Greater Manchester area have received this training over the past several years. The training has made these students instrumental parts of Emergency Action Plans on their teams. Numerous different incidents have called for these athletes to help make sure their teammates got emergency care when they needed it! The students knew what was at stake and they knew how to help!!

Athletes Saving Athletes™ is the signature program of Advocates for Injured Athletes, a foundation launched in 2010 in response to a life-threatening injury sustained by co-founder, and then high school lacrosse player, Tommy Mallon. Advocates for Injured Athletes’ mission is to promote sports safety and to provide essential support, education and resources to help keep student athletes safe. Advocates for Injured Athletes is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) charitable organization.