Friday, August 7, 2009

The Most Dangerous Sport - Cheerleading

The stunts are spectacular. The athletes are exceptional. However, cheerleading is fast becoming the most dangerous sport for women in both high school and college. The Boston Globe reports that between 1982 and 2007, more than 1/2 of all serious injuries to high school or college women athletes related to cheerleading. As part of our parental responsibility, I urge you to join with me and other champions of cheerleader safety, to demand better regulation of the sport. In signing up your son or daughter to participate, investigate the training and safety practices of any school or cheer organization. We don't want to stop the sport. We want to stop the unnecessary, and sometimes deadly, injuries.

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