Wanted: Team Sports Physicians

A TMA Hard Hats for Little Heads bike helmet giveaway provides a great way for physicians to give back to their communities and stresses the importance of helmet safety to avoid injury. TMA is working toward a huge goal this year — giving 34,000 Texas children a new helmet — to celebrate 20 years of keeping kids safe (Hard Hats' 20th birthday). 

Team doctors, we need your help to reach the goal. Sign up with your high school, college, or professional team today to sponsor a helmet giveaway during TMA's statewide event in October, when we want to give 5,000 Texas children a helmet. Any time during your team's season before the end of the year is a great time for an event. 

Hosting a Hard Hats event is easy. TMA provides everything you need: free helmets, banners, event signage, promotional flyers, educational handouts, and media relations support. When you purchase 50 helmets, TMA will match your purchase with another 50 free helmets. Helmets are $7.35 each, including shipping.

Join with your sports boosters association or PTA for your helmet giveaway. Find event ideas and more in the Hard Hats event toolkit. Email TMA's outreach coordinator, or call (800) 880-1300, ext. 1470, or (512) 370-1470 to schedule your event.

Hard Hats for Little Heads is made possible through a grant from the TMA Foundation thanks to top donors — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Prudential, and two anonymous foundations — and generous gifts from physicians and their families, and friends of medicine.  

Action, Aug. 1, 2014