District 8 News from California, Hawaii and Nevada


Meet District 8 – Emily Cherpin

The FWATA Public Relations Committee Social Media team is highlighting members of District 8 each month.  This month we highlight Student Leadership Committee Chair; Emily Cherpin. District 8 Monthly Member Highlight: Emily Cherpin ATS Current Position: Athletic Training Student, University of La Verne Current FWATA Title: Student Leadership Committee Chair What first made you choose athletic training? What inspired you to become an athletic trainer? I have always had a…

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Support for Hurricane Matthews Victims

The ATs Care Program idea began in 2014 to aid athletic trainers in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident or death occurring to one or more of their athletes or colleagues by establishing a peer-to peer-system to assist, monitor, and encourage these individuals to seek initial support through state or regional athletic training care teams. Training is almost ready to launch in 2017 and we should have something in place…

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CA Governor Signs Assembly Bill 2007

California Assembly Bill (AB)2007 – Concussion Management in Youth Sports Act was signed by Governor Brown on September 23, 2016. Assemblymember McCarty (D-Sacramento) announced the Governor signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2007, which will require youth sports participants to undergo the same safety protocols as high school athletes in order to protect them from injury. “Sports are embedded in our culture and we must ensure that our youth athletes, coaches, and…

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Meet District 8 – Jason Bennett

The FWATA Public Relations Committee Social Media team is highlighting members of District 8 each month.  This month we highlight CATA President, Jason Bennett. District 8 Monthly Member Highlight: Jason Bennett, DA, ATC Current Position: AT Program Director, Chapman University Current FWATA Title: CATA President What first made you choose athletic training? What inspired you to become an athletic trainer? I was very interested in medicine when I transferred to Chico…

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Southern CA Youth Rugby 2016 S.T.R.I.V.E. Organization of the Year

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YOUTH RUGBY NAMED AS 2016 S.T.R.I.V.E. ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR NCYS and AIG Recognize Exemplary Organizations That Apply Strong Values and Health, Wellness & Safety Initiatives in Youth Sports Stuart, Florida (August 23, 2016).  The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) and American International Group, Inc. (AIG) are pleased to announce that Southern California Youth Rugby (SCYR) has been named the 2016 S.T.R.I.V.E. (Sports Teach Respect, Initiative, Values and Excellence) Organization of the Year for…

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Katherine Susskind MAT, ATC

Katherine Susskind Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the summer 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 Katherine Susskind, MAT, ATC, CKTP.  Katherine is an Associate Head Athletic Trainer at UC Santa…

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District Director Carolyn Peters and Carolyn Greer

District Director Carolyn Peters honored by San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation at this year’s Taste at the Cove.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 29, 2016 – On Thursday, Aug. 25, La Jolla Cove played host to all things outstanding in the fields of sports and medicine. San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation’s (SDSMF) annual fundraiser, Taste at the Cove, returned for its 15th year, bringing food, one-of-a-kind auction items and professional athletes together. In addition to the festivities, Taste at the Cove honored one community legend and one medical champion.…

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College & University Committee Update

  The CUAT Committee continues to work hard on several projects.  Here are just a few. 1. The Specialty Session in Baltimore on Advocacy was well attended and great information was given on advocating for your student-athlete, advocating for your position at your institution and advocating for yourself. 2. In June, Randy Cohen (Associate AD for Medical Services at University of AZ) and Jamie DeRollo (Head Athletic Trainer at Modesto…

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FWATA Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament in Kona

The newly re-opened ocean front Kona Country Club was a wonderful course to host the annual FWATA Scholarship Golf Tournament.  49 golfers made up the field on this beautiful Thursday afternoon on the Big Island of Hawai’i. The field was sent off and wished well by NATA President Scott Sailor, FWATA District Director Carolyn Peters and other board members for an early afternoon shotgun start. The “Flag-Stick Riders” Shannon Bracy,…

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Honors & Awards at the Annual Meeting in Kona

2016 FWATA Hall of Fame Inductees Glenn Beachy, MS, ATC Punahou School, Head Athletic Trainer-1987-present Cindy Clivio, M.Ed, ATC Kamehameha Schools- Honolulu, Supervisory Athletic Trainer 2007-present (Athletic Trainer 1987-2007) FWATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer  Beth Ann Young, ATC -Punahou School-Honolulu, Assistant Athletic Trainer 2016 FWATA Special Recognition Awardees Sarah Lyons, MS, ATC, PES  – Stanford University, Assistant Athletic Trainer Lyn Nakagawa, MS, ATC, CSCS – University of Hawaii-Manoa, Assistant Athletic…

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