About Playsafe

Educating, promoting, supporting, and fostering safe athletic participation

About Playsafe

“Thanks in large part to Tom Kemmerle, a PlaySafe athletic trainer at Pendleton, and the addition of requiring schools to have Automated External Defibrillator devices, which were used Friday, Sutherland was given those precious minutes needed to give the ambulance and paramedics the time they needed.”

Lake Morris, Anderson Independent Mail sports editor

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO​

The sports medicine services in our community are unfunded by the state. PlaySafe, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, strives to support essential sports medicine services to our athletic youth and community by providing certified athletic trainers to secondary schools in our community. We believe that professional, comprehensive sports medicine services begin with a certified athletic trainer (ATC) and are critical to safe and healthy athletic participation. Certified athletic trainers are experts in sports-related injury prevention, assessment, and care. Simply put, the presence of a certified athletic trainer can save a life.

SPORTS MEDICINE CARE FOR ALL​

PlaySafe provides full-time athletic training services to all student athletes in our area. A certified athletic trainer will be available in all secondary schools dedicated to the provision of comprehensive sports medicine and health services for all students. These services will promote healthy and safe athletic participation and return-to-sports activities, as well as healthy lifestyle and educational programming for both student athletes and non-athletes. PlaySafe’s secondary school program will serve as a community-based wellness program from which additional community programming can be developed and delivered.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Brandy Singleton

Executive Director

Jason Powell, ATC, SCAT

Director of Athletic Training

Ann Cioffi

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Chris Clemow

Medical Director

Amanda Gray

Office Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Chris Clemow
Chair
AnMed Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Jim Stoker, PT, MA, SCS
Vice Chair
8150 Advisors
Mike Elrod
Secretary
Southeastern Aluminum Sourcing
Keller Sullivan
Treasurer
Morgan Stanley
Dr. Larry Bowman
PRISMA-Blue Ridge Orthopedics
Michael Cunningham
AnMed Health
Reggie Gay
Anderson University
Rex Maynard
Maynard Home Furnishings
Ann Sheridan
BioVentus Global

ATHLETIC TRAINING STAFF

Abbeville High School

Bree Davis

MSAT, ATC, SCAT

Aiken High School, SC

Open Position

Banks County High School, GA

Sloan Fletcher

MS, ATC, LAT

Belton Honea Path High School, SC

Jennifer Roberts Smith

MHRD, ATC, SCAT

Commerce High School, GA

Shelby Davis

ATC, LAT

Crescent High School, SC

Chelsea Puckett

MA, ATC, SCAT, LAT

Daniel High School, SC

Shawn Arnett

MEd, ATC, SCAT

Dixie High School

Bree Davis

MSAT, ATC, SCAT

Emerald High School

Andrea Bagnall

MS, LAT, ATC, MA

Franklin County High School, GA

Sam Nicol

BS, ATC, LAT

Greenwood High School, SC

Jason T. Reed

MS, ATC, SCAT

Hart County High School, GA

Open Position

Liberty High School, SC

Brandon Manley

ATC, SCAT

Middle School Coverage, SC

Walt McCurry

ATC, SCAT, LAT

Pendleton High School, SC

Thomas Kemmerle

ATC, SCAT

Pickens High School, SC

Leigh Roach

MS, ATC, SCAT

Seneca High School, SC

Sean Landes

ATC, SCAT

Social Circle High School, GA

Sierra Nix

MS, ATC, LAT

South Aiken High School

Open Position

Strom Thurmond High School, SC

Laura Weir

ATC, SCAT

TL Hanna High School, SC

Megan Braunecker

MSS, ATC, SCAT

TL Hanna High School, SC

Shannon Sneed

ATC, SCAT

Walhalla High School, SC

Open Position

West Oak High School, SC

Brandon Pounds

MA, ATC, SCAT, LAT

Westside High School, SC

Trent Milford

MAT, ATC, SCAT, LAT

Westside High School, SC

Anthony Porter

MS, ATC, SCAT

Westside High School, SC

Alyssa Sotomayor Small

MS, ATC, SCAT

“Having an athletic trainer on campus when an injury occurs and them knowing exactly what to do to assess the injury and give the care needed in that instant is a huge help to schools and athletes.”

Trae Gaines, PlaySafe ATC
Aiken High School
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Banks County High School
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Belton Honea Path High School
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Commerce High School
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Crescent High School
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Daniel High School
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Emerald High School
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Franklin County HIgh School
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Greenwood High School
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Hart County High School
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Liberty High School
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Pendleton High School
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Pickens High School
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Seneca High School
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Social Circle High School
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Strom Thurmond
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TL Hanna High School
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Walnut Grove High School
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West Oak High School
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Westside High School
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