By Laura Gallegos, Managing Editor 

In early 2020, Xochitl Gamboa, grants manager for UMC’s Scherr Legate Level 1 Trauma Center, was funded $9,972 to establish UMC’s first youth ATV Safety Rider Course and to gift participants free helmets, in conjunction with the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative and Texas Trails Education and Motorized Management. On Aug. 7, 2021, UMC graduated its second class of Safety Certified Youth Riders. The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative’s mission is to provide practical support for efforts that promote safe, responsible use of OHVs (off highway vehicles), educate the public on proper recreational land use and wildlife conservation practices, and protect appropriate and sustainable access to public lands. Watch this video to learn more at ATV Story