September 2000 AAOS Report

AAOS honored with ASAE award for safe playground

The "Safe, Accessible Playground Project" was honored with the prestigious Summit Award by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) on August 15 at ASAE's Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. The Summit Award is the highest honor that ASAE bestows upon associations that implement innovative programs to advance their communities. "These awards pay tribute to some of the very best volunteer efforts developed by associations across the country," said Lawrence E. Rosenthal, PhD, AAOS deputy executive vice president. "This is surely a vital, worthy program that we plan to continue in the host city of our Annual Meeting." Each year, more than 509,000 injuries occur on playgrounds to individuals younger than 20.

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