2021 FWATA Paul Schechter Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament

Two years ago in San Diego, we fielded the largest group of golfers for the FWATA Scholarship Golf Tournament and we had big plans for last year in Kona Hawai’i. As you, all know we had to cancel not only our tournament but also the entire clinical symposium. Instead of playing golf and learning about athletics related injuries on a tropical island we were stuck in our makeshift home offices, ordering truckloads of PPEs and almost made our brains explode by trying to figure out how to safely play sports in the midst of a global pandemic…

Our sponsors came in huge and without exception honored their donation despite not having a tournament. A huge shout out to every single one of you. When FWATA decided to hold the annual meeting virtual for another year, we thought we were doomed. It did not seem right to ask people to donate towards a scholarship golf tournament without the golf tournament two years in a row.

Luckily, Las Vegas opened up in time for us to hold a mini-tournament with 16 golfers, most of them the backbone of the tournament the last few years. The team comprised of Ian Duncan, Mark Perry, Kazi Rahman and Donn Ritter took the championship, winning $150 Amazon gift card each… and Donn Ritter recorded the tournament’s first Hole in one on the 16th Par 3 hole.

Other winners included Chad Flanders, who won the Colosseum to the Hole price donated by DJO; Ian Duncan, who won the Adult Beverage Hole and Donn Ritter, taking the Athletic Apparel Hole.

We raised $10,234.40 for scholarships despite the small field of participants. We hope to be back bigger and better and see you on April 28th, 2021 at River Walk Golf Course in San Diego, CA…hopefully with an in-person, full capacity live symposium.

A BIG THANK YOU to our Title Sponsors:
Orthopaedic Associates, Visalia
Visalia Breakfast Rotary
KAS-COT Farms, Inc – Alicia Holland
San Joaquin Valley Colleges – Mark Perry
California Athletic Trainers Association

Thank you to our Tournament Sponsors:
Bryan Pacillas Physical Therapy, Visalia, CA
ProPT – Todd Martin and Ronnie Eynaud
California Community College Athletic Trainers Association
Advantage Group Staffing Inc – Joe Smith

A shout out also to all of our Tee Sponsors and our 4 Product Sponsors, without whom we could not guarantee as much fun nor raise the amount of money for future Athletic Trainers’ Scholarships.

Sincerely,

Dennis Goebel
FWATA Scholarship Golf Tournament Coordinator

For more information about playing in or becoming a sponsor click here

SPONSORS

$3000.00 Corporate Sponsor – 2-Foursome tournament fee, acknowledgement of your name and/or company and logo displayed on the FWATA web page, a banner prominently displayed at the golf tournament as well as the convention golf booth, your name/company information included in the Symposium Packet, and recognition at the scholarship banquet.

$3000.00 Corporate Sponsor – All proceeds go directly into the scholarship fund.

$1500.00 Title Sponsor – Foursome tournament fee, acknowledgement of your name and/or company and logo displayed prominently on a sign at the golf tournament as well as the convention golf booth, your name/company information included in the Symposium Packet, and recognition at the scholarship banquet.

$1500.00 Title Sponsor – All proceeds go directly into the scholarship fund.

$500.00 Tournament Sponsor – Two golfers’ fee, acknowledgement of your name and/or company and logo displayed prominently on a poster displayed at the golf tournament as well as the convention golf booth, your name/company information included in the Symposium Packet, and recognition at the scholarship banquet.

$500.00 Tournament Sponsor – All proceeds go directly into the scholarship fund.

$_____ Cash Donation – All proceeds go directly into the scholarship fund.

$100.00 TEE Sponsor – Your name and/or company and logo prominently displayed on a sign at the golf tournament.

$135.00 Golfer Green Fee – Which includes Range Balls, Shared Cart, Box Lunch, Appetizers Buffet after the tournament, Drink Tickets, Golfer Gift Package, Prizes.

$______ Product Sponsor – Items that would help enhance the quality of the tournament by making it an enjoyable experience. Place contact to me directly to discuss the way in which we will acknowledge your donation.

Far West Athletic Trainers Association