Safety Tag Partners with Philadelphia Sixers Camps
|Safety Tag Partners with Philadelphia Sixers Camps
Hundreds of families benefit from mobile information platform
designed to improve on-site medical treatment
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Mark Ladley
WAYNE, Pa., Jan. 3, 2017 – Safety Tag Network Inc, today announced its partnership with
the Philadelphia 76ers organization to provide use of the Safety Tag technology platform
for the Sixers Basketball youth camps, beginning with the Sixers annual Holiday Hoops
Camp, presented by Rothman Institute, which ran from Dec. 26-29.
The Safety Tag platform allows the Sixers Camps to deliver a revolutionary Safety &
Compliance toolset for tracking all registration documentation, waivers, and medical forms.
In addition, Safety Tag delivers a solution for non-medically trained volunteer coaches with
the Sixers Camps to track voluntarily disclosed medical information of youth athletes –
information that could potentially save lives, while saving time and increasing oversight of
on-site medical care.
“Safety Tag fills a gap between health information parents are already providing to sports
programs and real-time access to that information on the court or playing field,” said
Michael Buono, CEO of Wayne-based Safety Tag. “Quick access to this information in an
emergency can be critical and aid in any follow-up treatment that might be needed, while
making sure the required information is obtained and available prior to taking the court.”
The Sixers Holiday Hoops Camps, ran from Dec. 27 through Dec. 29 at seven locations in
Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, and Dec. 26 through Dec. 28 at Cardinal O’Hara
High School in Springfield, Pa.
“Safety Tag addresses an existing problem in youth sports – the lack of ready access to
health information and emergency plans when situations arise,” said Jim Kelly, director of
product strategy for Safety Tag Network. “Medical professionals from around the country
helped us develop a secure resource for coaches to have at hand when needed most.”
The Safety Tag app provides coaches with tools such as updatable player-specific medical
information, parent-provided emergency action plans and general safety tools that are
helpful in stabilizing common, on-field injuries or other health events. The platform also
allows coaches to document player injuries and alert parents via text messages.
“Safety Tag brings our camp’s health information system into the digital age, adding
another layer of security, compliance and safety on the court,” said Todd Landrey, director
of the Sixers Camps. “Our goal is to provide opportunities for children to grow as athletes,
individuals and members of a team. Adding Safety Tag to our program just makes sense
and demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring everyone has a fun, safe
experience at camp.”
About Safety Tag
Safety Tag is a dynamic, mobile platform provided to non-medically trained volunteer
coaches. Accessible through any mobile device, Safety Tag ensures coaches have access to
specific, updatable medical information and emergency action plans provided by parents.
This real-time access to player safety information provides the highest level of support and
risk mitigation, streamlines administrative processes, helps make parent-coach
communication more efficient and ensures a rapid response in case of emergency. For
more information about Safety Tag, please visit www.thesafetytag.com.
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