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A Note From ATs Care in Wake of Southern California Tragedy

Dear Members,

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association extends our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and athletic trainers of all the victims involved in the helicopter crash in Southern California this past weekend.  All the victims were affiliated to sport in different ways and therefore connected to us all. The victims include, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, John Altobelli his wife, Keri and daughter Alyssa, Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester, and daughter Payton, and the pilot Ara Zobayan. Kobe was a passionate and dedicated advocate for safety in sport. John Altobelli was an incredible baseball coach at Orange Coast College with a championship pedigree and Christine Mauser was a well-respected assistant basketball coach with Mamba Academy.

Loss of life impacts each of us in different ways. If you or a colleague needs assistance navigating the sorrow surrounding this news, we ask that you seek assistance from grief experts and consider contacting ATs Care.

Please respect each other’s grieving process, if you feel someone may be in need, please share the following information with them privately or contact ATs Care on their behalf and the ATs Care Team will be sure to connect with them.

ATs Care Contact Information Email:

Hotline: 972-532-8821

Cell phone: 847-529-1633 (Hotline will forward to this number outside of business hours)

ATs Care Online Contact Form

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255

Text “HOME” to 741741 anytime in the U.S. and connect to a crisis counselor

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