ANTIGO, Wis. (WXPR) - The Langlade Hospital Center For Health and Performance has received a grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation which should help local athletes be in top shape.
Center Supervisor Greg Renfro says the $2,000 grant will enable them to purchase equipment for the "SportFit" program. "The program is set up so student athletes can come into our facility. We design a program for whatever their sport is...lets say baseball...we design a program that is designed to help that individual perform optimally as a baseball player."
Renfro says the exercises also help prevent injury. He says they do similar programs for other sports. He says they will use the Packers Foundation money to purchase a Laser Speed Course. "It's just a fancy way to say it's a laser timer. They leave one end and when they cross the laser beam at the other end it gives us their 30 yard sprint time."
The Packers Foundation recently awarded a record $750,000 to 188 civic and charitable groups throughout the state of Wisconsin. More than 10,000 requests came in for funding to the Packers Foundation.
The Greater Headwaters Trails in Vilas county also received funding through the foundation.