Robert Sefcik, ATC, LAT, executive director of the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program (JSMP), has been selected as the Chairman of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). The Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program, a local non-for-profit advocacy program, is supported by Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Clinic, Brooks Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, the Duval County Public Schools and the Duval County Medical Society. The JSMP is dedicated to youth sports injury prevention.
Jim Mackie, MEd, ATC, LAT, planning coordinator for the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program stated, “Bob Sefcik has provided excellent commitment to the FHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and the state of Florida to implement positive change within sports health, particularly in the area of concussion, heat related illness, and associated sports safety concerns,” “He works tirelessly to educate parents, coaches, athletes throughout the state and the north Florida community in youth sports injury prevention.”
Michael D. Aubin, chair of the JSMP Board of Directors and Wolfson Children’s Hospital president, said, “Bob is helping Wolfson Children’s Hospital and our partners further expand our role as children’s health advocates through the education of students, parents, coaches, healthcare providers and others who can help prevent sports injuries. We congratulate Bob on this well-deserved responsibility for being a champion for young athletes in our community.”