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A Note From ATs Care in Wake of Southern California Tragedy

Dear Members, The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association extends our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and athletic trainers of all the victims involved in the helicopter crash in Southern California this past weekend.  All the victims were affiliated to sport in different ways and therefore connected to us all. The victims include, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, John Altobelli his wife, Keri and daughter Alyssa, Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester,…

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CATA 10th Annual Clinical Symposium Meeting

The California Athletic Trainers’ Association is hosting the 10th Annual Clinical Symposium Meeting February 22-23, 2020 at the Embassy Suites in Sacramento, California. Projected conference CEU Total: 16 CEUs (7 Category A + 3 EPB + 6 pendingEBP), Optional Advanced Workshop(s) Total: 6 CEUs (4 + 2 pending EBP). Early bird registration closes on 2/3/2020. Additionally, the 11th Annual Legislative Hit The Hill Day will be held in conjunction with this event on…

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CATA Bus Advertisement

Hey FWATA! Have your seen the new CATA bus ads? Due to funding from the NATA External Marketing & Public Relations Grant and a matching grant from CATA, we were able to get advocacy ads on the side of public buses in the greater Sacramento area just in time for legislation hearings to target our external stakeholders. Many thanks to CATA PR Chair Jamie Adams for her hard work on…

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Oakland Athletics Athletic Training Staff Awarded at PBATS

Congratulations to the Oakland Athletics for being awarded the PBATS Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year. The PBATS awards ceremony was held on December 5, 2019 and recognized the three Oakland Athletics staff members Nick Paparesta ATC; Brian Schulman MA, ATC; and Jeff Collins MS, ATC.

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FWATA 2020 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium

FWATA 2020 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium will be held July 14-18, 2020 at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay, Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. Certified athletic trainers can earn up to 28 CEUs with 13 EBP CEUs by attending the additional pre-conference and mid- conference educational sessions. Space is Limited- Register Early (22 CEUs: 15 Category A CEUs and 7 EBP CEUs are included in the registration price). Two…

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Jill Sleight Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association is pleased to announce the Fall 2019 winner of the Excellence in Athletic Training Award. This award is a unique and prestigious accolade, which recognizes a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association who displays an exceptional commitment to mentoring, professional development, and enhancing the quality of health care, as well as, demonstrates the highest level of service, professionalism, and competence. This quarter’s winner…

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Juan Cuevas Wins Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 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 healthcare. This quarter’s winner is Juan Cuevas, ATC. Juan is an athletic trainer at Fullerton College in…

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Justin Porta Wins Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 Spring 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 healthcare. This quarter’s winner is Justin Porta MS, ATC, CSCS. Justin is the Head Athletic Trainer at…

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LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee

We are happy to announce that the Board of Directors at District 8 has approved the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee to be a district based committee!  Thus, we will be looking for committee representatives from each of the D8 states. Please contact Sean Rogers or Mimi Nakajima if you’re interested in being a part of the D8 team. The LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee also recently hosted our first Safe Space Ally Training at…

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NATA Foundation at FWATA and NATA

“Guess How Many Rolls of Pre-Wrap” During the 2019 FWATA AMCS, the Foundation raised about $400 through the “Guess How Many Rolls of Pre-wrap” contest. Attendees were able to submit guesses based on the dollar amount of their donation … 1 guess for $1, 7 guesses for $5, or 7 guesses and a clue for $10. Varying prizes were available for t he winning guess … while an exact guess…

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