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Children's Health Andrews Institute and Texas Association of Private & Parochial Schools Enter Partnership

The Children's Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has joined with the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools(TAPPS) to transform the standard of sports medicine care provided to young student athletes across the state.

According to a media release, as the governing body for athletic, academic and fine arts competitions at non-public Texas schools, TAPPS comprises 232 member schools with a combined enrollment near 50,000 students. Through this three-year initiative, the Children's Health Andrews Institute will become TAPPS' go-to resource for pediatric-focused injury prevention, rehabilitation, research and therapy, and provide on-site medical support at championship events, select schools and preseason physicals.

"Together with TAPPS, we are thrilled to be able to expand the reach of our sports medicine care to better meet the needs of youth athletes across the state and support their efforts to ensure the best standard of care possible for the athletic health care throughout TAPPS," said Chad Gilliland, senior director at the Children's Health Andrews Institute. "Our goal has always been to keep kids on the playing field and out of the operating room, and that means meeting families where they are. This new relationship adds one more way we are extending care beyond the hospital walls and into the communities where families live, work and play."

In addition to sports medicine care, Children's Health will serve as a resource on TAPPS' Health and Safety Committee and provide additional health-based education, programming and curriculum development for TAPPS member schools, school nurses, parents and athletes, coordinating with current sports medicine providers for TAPPS around the state.

"When the opportunity presented itself for TAPPS and all of our 232 member schools to join forces with the leading voice in youth sports medicine, Children's Health Andrews Institute, our leadership group was beyond excited," said TAPPS' Executive Director Bryan Bunselmeyer. "As an organization, TAPPS will never embark on a more important initiative than the health and safety of our student-athletes. TAPPS is very appreciative that the Children's Health Andrews Institute will be our go-to resource for youth sports medicine care for years to come."

More information:

www.childrens.com

www.tapps.biz

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    Papyrus Joins Forces with Designer Lela Rose

    Papyrus is looking to bring the “elegance and style” of fashion to its greeting cards via a new designer collaboration series.

    According to a release, the collaboration marks the first time a fashion design house and greeting card brand have joined forces to develop a custom greeting card collection.

    Papyrus said it is partnering with American fashion designer Lela Rose to introduce the series. Rose will feature her "sophisticated yet modern style" in the debut card and gift collection, slated to launch during New York Fashion Week. The collection will be available in New York City Papyrus stores and select retailers in September, with availability expanding to all Papyrus locations and retailers in October.

    "The fashion designer collaboration series is a celebration of the commitment Papyrus has to the arts, including a focus on the fashion industry, quality craftsmanship and trend-forward design," said Christy Kaprosy, President of Papyrus-Recycled Greetings. "We are delighted to have Lela Rose's elegant line lead the first Papyrus fashion designer collaboration program, and we are excited to bring more fashion designers to our loyal customers in the future."

    The company noted the collection, which draws inspiration from some of Rose's recent runway designs, consists of 16 cards and five gift accessories, including gift bags, gift tissue, roll wrap and a gift tag set. It also will be available online at papyrusonline.com

    "I'm thrilled to be the first designer to collaborate with Papyrus on their exclusive new fashion series," said Lela Rose. "This is a unique way to showcase our designs, silhouettes and prints, and extend the brand into a new category."

 

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