Jamestown Regional Medical Center and local athletes are teaming up to support great care for local sports teams.

The JRMC Foundation and members of the Jamestown Outlaws, girls fast-pitch softball players ages 8-18, are selling “bunt” cakes in support of athletic equipment at Jamestown High School.

The JRMC Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Team has served as the Official Sports Medicine Team of the Jamestown High School Blue Jays since 2012.

This Game Ready equipment supports natural healing through compression and cold therapies. It reduces pain, swelling, muscle spasms, enhances lymphatic function, and encourages oxygenated blood flow.

Already, donors supported the purchase of a Game Ready device for the JRMC Rehabilitation Department. This new equipment would reside at local Jamestown High School.

“This equipment is important because it allows for faster recovery after injury and competition to stay in the game” said Jay Determan, athletic trainer. “It is used to for many athletes such as any throwing athletes, swimmers, ball players, wrestlers, and athletes of all seasons.  We expect to be able to utilize this with anyone. Our JRMC Physical Therapy Team uses it every week. We’ve witnessed how this is makes THE difference in the lives of our athletes.”

The Game Ready equipment costs $3,500 and would be available to athletes as soon as this fall.

“It’s rare that a physical therapy department would have this in not one but two locations,” said Pat Walter, PA-C. Walter works in the JRMC Orthopedics Department. Walter is also a coach for the 16 & under Jamestown Outlaw team. “This is what makes JRMC a destination for healthcare in our region.”

Walter and the sports medicine team are also offering sports physicals this year – a first on the JRMC campus.

The physicals cost $30 and take 15 minutes.

“Because of the pandemic, we know not everyone needs sports physicals this year. However we want to be available for the students who do. We’re proud to be the only organization in the region to offer comprehensive orthopedics care,” Walter said.

The mini “bunt” cakes are available for sale online or at any Outlaw game. Nothing Bundt Cakes prepares them out of the organization’s commercial kitchen in Fargo.

“This important to the Jamestown Outlaws because we use the equipment too,” said Paula Marker, Jamestown Fast-pitch Softball board member and Physical Therapist at JRMC. “This will make a huge difference to our athletes and others.”

Each cake costs $5 or a dozen buntlettes are available for $25. Also supporting the cause are local sponsors Orriginals, Gun & Reel Sports and BEK TV.

“Seeing athletes and medical professionals work together is heart-warming,” said JRMC Foundation Director Lisa Jackson. “This is what makes JRMC legendary. The people our caregivers treat are not just patients; they are neighbors and friends.”

To order a “bunt” cake, visit jrmcnd.com/bunt-cakes-for-care. To schedule a sports physical, visit jrmcnd.com/sports-physical. “Bunt” cake orders are due Monday, Aug. 3. Walk-up orders as well as contact-free pickup is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. To learn more, call (701) 952-1050.

 

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