Medical Honorees

Sports combined with the active San Diego lifestyle can sometimes lead to unavoidable sports related injuries. Many of these injured young children do not have health insurance, their family's do not qualify for government assistance and they have no means to receive appropriate medical care. For a child to be denied much needed medical or surgical care because of their family's financial situation is not acceptable to the SDSMF; this is where we, the SDSMF step in. We sponsor their medical care from the initial evaluation to surgery to post operative care; our mission is to get the child healthy not only physically, but mentally so that sports can continue to be a positive influence in their lives.

The SDSMF medical board is comprised of six members from the local community who are involved with some aspect of sports medicine and/or youth athletes. Each year at the SDSMF’s signature fundraiser, Taste at the Cove, we honor a new medical board member. These medical board member vote on the candidates applications for sponsored medical care. We are truly thankful for their continued efforts and support of our athletic youth.

Carolyn Peters - Head Athletic Trainer and Strength Coach & Senior Women’s Administrator at San Diego Christian College

James Collins - Head Athletic Trainer, San Diego Chargers

Shari Brasher - CEO and Executive Director Fresh Start Surgical Gifts

Lee Rice, DO - Founder of the Lifewellness Institute

Sue Lalicker - Retired Head Trainer - Mesa College

Carolyn Greer - Associate Director of Athletics & Sports Medicine - University of San Diego

James "Bone" Hammond - Athletic Trainer Southwestern College

Jerry Hizon, MD - Medical Director - Summit Family Medicine and President of the Riverside Medical Association

Larry Roberts, ATC – Helix High School

Robert Pace, MD – Orthopaedic Surgeon – Fallbrook High School

Bob Babbitt - Challenged Athlete Foundation – VP & Founder

Ed Ayub, M.S.P.T. - Physical Therapist – Sweetwater High School District

Robert J. Moore, PhD, PT, ATC – Professor at SDSU – ATC program (1934 - 2012)

Richard Butcher, MD – Family Practice – Granite Hills High School

Charles Camarata, MD – Family Practice – Sweetwater High School District