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Logan Reaffirms Commitment to Safety and Compliance at Summit

Logan University leadership took another step toward ensuring safety and compliance among all members of the Logan community. Last month, the Logan Paralympic Operations Department and the Logan Diversity & Compliance Department attended the second annual United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and US Center of SafeSport Summit. This event brings together all of the National Governing Bodies and High Performance Management Organizations in the USOPC organization for the purpose of  ensuring athlete safety and compliance in the Olympic and Paralympic movement. “Athlete safety, just like the safety of its students and patients, is of the upmost importance to …

Gateway to Gold Event Introduces Youth to Para Powerlifting

Two USAPP coaches working with young athlete.

Mary Hodge, high performance manager for USA Para Powerlifting, recently participated in one of four national Gateway to Gold events. The free events are designed for youth with physical and visual impairments to test their athletic skills in a Paralympic sport.   Earlier this month in Texas, the Houston Sports Authority & TIRR Memorial Herman, a rehabilitation hospital, hosted four sports: powerlifting, table tennis, fencing and archery. Hodge said the event was a great opportunity to expose youth to various sports. “The kids were excited, and very supportive of each other – it was just a lot of fun,” she said. …