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San Diego Mayoral NATM Proclamation

San Diego city’s Mayor, Kevin Faulconer, proclaimed March 2015 to be National Athletic Training Month. He notes that athletic trainers help to advance their profession through research and education as well as the need to raise public awareness of who athletic trainers. Jamie Adams reached out to Faulconer’s staff to help secure the proclamation in early March as a way to help spread the word of National Athletic Training Month…

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FWATA PR Committee Volunteers at the Centanni-Cottle Memorial 5K

The FWATA PR Committee hosted a booth at the 3rd Annual Centanni-Cottle Memorial 5K on Sunday March 22nd in Yorba Linda, CA. There were over 500 participants representing the community, the military and local law enforcement in honor of the fallen United States Marines, Lance Corporal Rick Centanni and Sergeant Major Robert “RJ”Cottle. Athletic trainers and athletic training students from both the collegiate and secondary schools spent the morning handing…

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University of Hawai’i Offers Masters of Athletic Training

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is pleased to announce what was formerly a Masters of Science in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science with specializations in Entry-Level and Post-Professional Athletic Training will now be a Masters of Athletic Training degree for the respective programs. This was a 2-year process that required a 466-page proposal and many hours of hard work. We hope that this will help increase public awareness of our…

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FWATA NATM 2015 Restaurant Fundraiser

The FWATA PR committee hosted a restaurant fundraiser on March 17th at Slater’s 50/50 in Anaheim Hills, CA. The event was held in conjunction with the Centanni-Cottle Memorial 5K run. Patrons celebrated St. Patrick’s Day and National Athletic Training Month over sports, custom burgers, and milkshakes. Proceeds from the fundraiser went to FWATA PR committee and the Rick Centanni Memorial Fund. In addition to representatives from the Young Professionals Committee,…

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UC Santa Barbara ATs Volunteer at Special Olympics Regional Basketball Tournament

UC Santa Barbara Head AT Leroy Heu, local AT Hazel Ando, and student AT intern Morgan Kumlin celebrated NATM by providing healthcare coverage at the 15th Annual Special Olympics Regional Basketball Tournament held at the UCSB Events Center on Sunday, March 15. Over 400 Special Olympics athletes from 5 counties throughout Southern California competed in the tournament. The ATs enjoyed working in a different and challenging new environment while also…

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6th Annual High School Sports Medicine Seminar

On March 9, 2015 The 6th Annual High School Sports Medicine Seminar celebrated National Athletic Trainers Month. Hosted by the National Honors Society of Sports Medicine, Los Angeles Clippers, Providence Health and Services, Saint Francis High School, and Notre Dame High School. The event took place in downtown Los Angeles at the world-famous Staples Center. Speakers and Volunteers from California State University of Northridge and College of the Canyons came…

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Brian Cable Named CCCATA Athletic Trainer of the Year

Congratulations to Brian Cable for being named the 2015 Athletic Trainer of the Year for the California Community College Athletic Trainers Association. Brian Cable has worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer at Cerritos College since July 2000. Brian attended Fullerton College out of high school and found his passion for the profession when he took the Introduction to Athletic Training Class from CCCAA Hall of Fame Member Bill Chambers. He…

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The Spring Issue Newsletter is Here

Click Here to view the Spring 2015 FWATA Newsletter. This electronic newsletter is published twice a year by the Far West Trainers’ Association for its members. For information contained in this newsletter or to submit articles or ideas please contact the FWATA Newsletter Editor and District 8 Secretary: Lyn Nakagawa, MA, ATC, CSCS at 808.956.7144 or email: lynhn@hawaii.edu. Archived issues can be found on the Resources page in the “Quick Links” column…

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2015 CATA Hit the Hill Lobbying Day

A message from Gina Biviano, CATA Membership Legislative Action Committee, Chair Hit the Hill and Legislative Action Team Coordinator: On behalf of the California Athletic Trainer’s Association (CATA) Governmental Affairs Committee I cannot express THANK YOU enough for your participation in this year’s CATA Hit the Hill lobbying day.  Without a doubt this was not only our best attended event but our best overall Hit The Hill to date!  Over…

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CCCATA Announces 2015 Award Recipients

The CCCATA (California Community College  Athletic Trainers Association) has just announced the 2015 award recipients.  Below are the ceremonies for the inductions Thursday, April 2, CCCAA Honoring Your Own Luncheon, 11:30am to 1:30pm – CCCAA Spring Convention in Ontario. Athletic Trainer of the Year, Brian Cable( Cerritos College) will accept his award at this Luncheon. Friday,  April 17th  12:30 pm to 1:30pm   CCCATA General Meeting/Hall of Fame Inductions at the…

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