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Alberto Gonzales Named Exchangite Of The Year At the Installation Celebration of the Exchange Club of Rosenberg, outgoing President Barrett Briggs announced Alberto Gonzales as the first-ever recipient of the “Exchangite of the Year Award’ in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Exchange Club of Rosenberg. Alberto Gonzales joined the club as a Charter member when it was being formed last May. He has volunteered for almost every project that the club undertook including handing out flags at the Fort Bend County Fair, National Adoption Day, Parks Youth Ranch Food Drive, National Adoption Day, Toys for Tots and the Houston Rodeo Parade when he led the parade with the banner of the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast District Exchange Clubs. “Alberto has been a truly exemplary Exchange member, always the first to raise his hand to volunteer for projects, and we are proud to be able to recognize him in this way” commented Tracey

Shaw, club mentor. Exchange is America’s Service Club and supports four programs of service: Child Abuse Prevention, Americanism, Youth and Community. Barrett Briggs, President, presents The Exchange Club of Alberto Gonzales with the Exchangite Rosenberg’s members all of the Year Award. have an intellectual disability but they have demonstrated that they do have many abilities and are helping to make out community a better place to live, work and play. This is the first club of its kind in Texas and only the second in the U.S.

Avoiding Sports Injuries Can Help Young Athletes Stay in the Game Pre-Participation Physicals and Youth Sports Injury Prevention Clinic Sports participation offers a host of benefits for children, including weight management, social skill development and team-building skills. But there are downsides as well. Every year, millions of young athletes end up in the emergency room or doctor’s office with a sports-related injury. From

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sprains and strains to shin splints and Little League elbow, a variety of conditions can bring sports participation to a halt. Acute injuries occur suddenly, often after a collision or other trauma. Examples include sprains, fractures, torn ligaments, eye injuries, concussions and spinal cord injuries. Contact sports such as football or basketball may spring to mind but baseball players may also suffer acute injuries from high-speed balls, mid-field collisions and improper sliding. Overuse injuries occur when repetitive actions put too much stress on bones and muscles. Inadequate warm-up; increased duration, intensity or frequency of activity; improper technique or equipment; and playing the same sport yearround can all contribute to an overuse injury. Reinjury can happen if a child returns to a sport before he or she has properly healed from an injury. Letting the body fully recover from an injury is essential. Otherwise you’re placing extra stress on the injury and forcing the body to compensate for the weakness, which can lead to another injury. The doctors at Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas provide orthopedic exams, treatments and, if necessary, surgical options to help your child overcome a sports-related injury. Learn how you can prevent sports injuries on August 4th. Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas will host a Pre-Participation Physicals and Youth Sports Injury Prevention Clinic from 9 am - 1 pm at Constellation Field. The clinic is open to middle and high school students. There will be two cardiologists on-site, B. Keith Ellis, M.D. and Tapan Rami, M.D., to screen for arrhythmias and heart defects. The cost is $20 cash. Be sure to also bring the UIL Physician Evaluation form which can be printed off our website, MethodistOrthopedics.com/sl_StudentPhysicals. Students who bring paper work filled our will receive a prize. Please RSVP by emailing AskATrainer@tmhs.org. Contact Angela Byrd, LAT, for more information at 832-584-9038.

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August 2012 - Fort Bend Focus Magazine - People • Places • Happenings  
August 2012 - Fort Bend Focus Magazine - People • Places • Happenings  

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