When you first hear MRSA - you're probably thinking what is that?? MRSA is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; a type of Staph bacteria found on the skin and in the nose that is resistant to antibiotics. Now if your like me, then as soon as you heard the word Staph you knew what we are talking about here. Just the pictures that I've seen or the stories I've heard is enough to take what ever measures to protect myself and my family.
The Stop MRSA Now Coalition in partnership with The Clorox Company and SwapMeSports.com, has teamed up with professional basketball star Grant Hill to launch Equip them Well, a program to help teach families and sports teams about practical MRSA prevention steps, such as washing hands and disinfecting equipment with a bleach solution. Like so many others who have been affected by the threat of MRSA, Hill understands the importance of prevention, both in the locker room and on the court.
All teams know that sports equipment is often shared among teammates. That makes “equipment wellness” another important part of preventing the spread of MRSA in youth sports settings. It is important to: