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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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Reid Takano Receives FWATA PR Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the 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 Reid Takano BS, ATC of Moanalua High School, Honolulu, Hawai’i. “Mahalo nui loa! It’s…

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District 8 Fundraiser March 17, 2015

In support of District 8’s participation in the Centanni-Cottle Memorial 5K, we invite everyone to go to Slater’s 50/50 Anaheim Hills Restaurant on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (St. Patrick’s Day).  All you have to do to show your support is eat Slater’s 50/50 6362 E Santa Ana Canyon Road Anaheim Hills, CA 92807 714.685.1103 Just make sure you download and print or save to your smartphone the participation coupon and bring…

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2015 Call For Abstracts

The FWATA Research and Grants Committee conducts an awards competition for the Free Communications Program. During the FWATA Annual Meeting, presentations from both the Peer Reviewed and Student Exchange Tracks will be judged and selected winners will receive awards ranging from $100 to $225. The FWATA Research & Grants Committee offers two different submission options for participation with the Free Communications Program: Peer Reviewed Track (available to all NATA members…

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2015 Bailey-Arnheim Games Set for Sunday, March 8, 2015

The 2015 Bailey-Arnheim Games (BAGs) will take place at California State University Long Beach on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Start time 10:00AM.  Check out more about this event contact Evamarie Balderas, BAGs President and Coordinator at evamariebalderas@gmail.com The “Bailey-Arnheim Games” are held in honor of the late Dan Bailey and Daniel D. Arnheim. Dan Bailey served as head athletic trainer at Long Beach State for 36 years and is considered…

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Chapman Alums Return to Form Athletic Training Staff

Football punished Jon Sung’s body.  He endured three concussions, tore his groin and rolled his ankle plenty during his final two seasons at Esperanza High School.  While rehabilitating from his injuries, he studied the athletic trainers who were helping him, mesmerized by the movements and drills they enacted to help injured athletes and the medical terms they spewed. This is what they do all day? They help athletes? The football…

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AT Uses Defibrillator to Revive UCSB Freshman Center

EUGENE, Ore. – Ami Lakoju, a freshman on the UCSB men’s basketball team, had to be revived with a defibrillator after collapsing during Sunday night’s practice while in preparation for tonight’s basketball game at the University of Oregon. He was rushed by paramedics to River Bend Medical Center in Springfield where his condition had not been released yet by press time. UCSB officials said they were also unable to comment…

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A.B. Miller High School Receives NATA Safe Sports School Award

A.B. Miller High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School award for its Rebel Athletics Program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment. “A.B. Miller is honored to receive this 1st Team recognition from NATA, and we remain committed…

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HATA Announces 2015 District 8 Representative

A Message from Sam Lee; President, Hawaii Athletic Trainers Association: The Hawaii Athletic Trainers’ Association (HATA) recently held their elections for various offices; Louise Inafuku has been elected as the Hawaii representative to the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association/District 8 (FWATA/D8). Louise comes to this office with much experience already as she has previously served HATA as a treasurer for two terms of her own and finished someone else’s term…

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