Girls on the Run Event at UNLV
In May, the Nevada Athletic Trainers’ Association (NEVATA) volunteered at a Girls on the Run Event at UNLV. Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization created to “inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind.” 3rd-8th grade girls participate in a 10-week program that helps girls to “develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness.” The program culminates in a service project to positively impact their community and showcase their physical accomplishments in a celebratory 5k.
NEVATA members participated in the 5k event in two ways. They volunteered at the middle of the race aid/water station and were positioned to be a liaison for the paramedics at the finish line. Additionally, they had a pre/post-race table at which they interacted with participants and family, and shared the importance of athletic trainers and how ATs can protect young athletes. More information on Girls on the Run can be found here: https://www.girlsontherun.org
Courtesy of Nevada Public Relations Committee