Over the years the Physicians and staff at OUCH have established a legacy of giving and, in particular, giving back to the community. In addition to sponsoring countless local sports team, leagues and athletes the following are highlights of our years of giving.
Temecula-Murrieta Valley High School Sports Physicals
In 2003 a legion of volunteers were put culminated, along with strong support from Rancho Physical Therapy and Dr. John Waite, to develop the annual Temecula-Murrieta Valley High Sports Physical program. The event occurs annually and is open to all local area high schools and is conducted at Chaparral High School. Last year they raised over $50,000 for schools and have now raised in excess of $200,000 since inception.
Team Physicians for Local High Schools
Since starting in 2001 OUCH has provided medical services for local high schools and have been team physicians on the sidelines for most football games. OUCH has also provided a free post-football game clinic for the evaluation of serious injuries incurred during the games. The physicians and staff at OUCH have provided thousands of hours of free medical care and services.
San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation
The San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation was created to provide free medical services to high school athletes. The Doctors at OUCH have provided free care for the foundation and have contributed over $20,000 in donations. To learn more about the foundation and the annual fundraiser visit: www.tasteatthecove.com/purpose
AIDS Orphans Rising and Lisa Smith-Batchen
OUCH recently donated a $5,000 racing bicycle to help support Lisa Smith-Batchen and her mission to support AIDS Orphans Rising. To learn more about Lisa and her mission visit: www.dreamchaserevents.com/lisasmithbatchen
American Women's Track Cycling Fund and Olympian Sarah Hammer
After Sarah Hammer won her first Track Cycling World Championship in 2006, she and Dr. Kay combined forces to create the American Women's Track Cycling Fund to support the development of future female track athletes. Sarah has been very active in mentoring and supporting many of the country's top young stars and OUCH is proud to be the primary sponsor of this endeavor. Learn more by visiting www.awtcf.org
Volunteer Team and Event Coverage
OUCH physicians have volunteered for countless team and event coverage, some of the highlights include work with the National Football League, Major League Baseball, Rock 'n Roll Marathon, Professional Golfer's Association, Professional Hockey, AMA Supercross, Ironman Triathlon and Olympic athletes from a broad range of sports.