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Annual Honors & Awards Dinner

Honoring the FWATA Hall of Fame Members and 2018 Award Winners during the Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium! This year’s Annual Meeting gathering for our FWATA Hall of Fame members began at the Welcome Reception on April 27, 2018 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort. Attendees were given the opportunity to greet 2018 Inductee Michael Chisar and other HOF members. Of being inducted into the District 8 HOF, Chisar says…

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FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium Wrap-Up

2018 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium April 26-29, 2018 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 17 CEUs total (11 Category A CEUs and 6 EBP CEUs) were offered for the 2018 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium. We would like to thank our On-Site Volunteers: Jamie Adams, Leroy Heu, and Terry Marcos for their hard work through-out the entire meeting. We would also like to send a huge thank you to…

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Celine Estrada Wins Excellence In Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the winter quarter winner of the Excellence in Athletic Training Award. Each quarter, the Excellence in Athletic Training Award celebrates District 8 athletic trainers or athletic training student members who display an exceptional commitment to mentoring, professional development or enhancing the quality of health care. This quarter’s winner is athletic training student Celine Estrada. Celine completed her undergraduate athletic training degree…

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Team FWATA D8

The challenge is on!! Support the campaign by D8 Director Carolyn Peters and Incoming Director Lyn Nakagawa … raise a total of $2300 and they run the 5K in hula skirts … raise a total of $5000 and Carolyn performs a “Speakeasy Charleston” dance at the Speakeasy event in New Orleans!! In addition, the D8 Directors challenged the NATA Board of Directors … if each district raises $2500 they will…

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In Memoriam: Longtime USC Athletics AT Jack Ward, 89

USC Athletic Trainer Jack Ward, who served as USC’s head athletic trainer for 39 years during his 46-year career with the Trojan athletic training staff, died on May 6 of natural causes in Palm Springs. He was 89. Ward was USC’s head athletic trainer for 38 years.  Ward came to USC in 1958 as an assistant athletic trainer before becoming head trainer in 1959, a role he held through 1997.…

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Join I’M IN for District 8 PAC Campaign

  Join I’M IN for D8!  District 8 PAC Campaign As a member of District 8, Athletic Trainer or Athletic Training Student alike, you can show your belief in the AT profession and the NATA by supporting through a small, monthly contribution to the NATAPAC. Join me in supporting I’M IN for D8! If all of us in D8, 3,400 + members strong, would contribute just $8/month (basically one or…

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FWATA 2018 Honors And Awards

It is time to honor the FWATA members who have achieved the pinnacle recognition in athletic training. The FWATA Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor any member of FWATA can achieve. It is to recognize dedicated members who have spent countless hours as an athletic trainer, mentoring students and athletes as well as volunteering their personal time to advance the Athletic Training profession. This year, we will be…

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9th Annual CATA Hit the Hill Day

Sacramento – The California Athletic Trainers Association hosted its 9th Annual Hit the Hill day on February 26th, 2018.  Despite adverse weather, there was a record number in attendance with 191 athletic trainers and AT students.  The high number of participants resulted in 112 meetings with California legislators, which meant that 96% of state legislators heard the message. From those meetings, 5 co-authors for AB 3110 were secured.  The athletic…

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District 8 Kicks off NATM 2018

  California, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam and America Samoa are all participating in NATM 2018! FWATA encourages ALL ATS’s and ATs to get involved this NATM.  Make sure you tag your entry with the following so we receive your submission: Twitter or Instagram: #NATM2018 @FWATAD8 Facebook: #NATM2018 @Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association Express Your Appreciation Want to celebrate your athletic trainer(s) in March? Visit our AT Shoutout page for some ideas.…

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Jessika Hunt Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the winter quarter winner of the Excellence in Athletic Training Award. Each quarter, the Excellence in Athletic Training Award celebrates District 8 athletic trainers or athletic training student members who display an exceptional commitment to mentoring, professional development or enhancing the quality of health care. This quarter’s winner is Jessika Hunt MEd, ATC, NASM-CES.  Jessika was named to the University of California, Riverside…

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