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2016 Hit the Hill Lobbying Day

The California Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) 6th Annual Leadership Development Conference and Clinical Symposium combined with the Hit the Hill event is coming up on February 20-22, 2016 at the DoubleTree Hotel Sacramento in Sacramento, CA. For ATs, the CATA will be offering up to 19 CEU’s with the possibility of 4-5 of those CEUs being EBP’s!! Of the potential 19 CEU’s, 6 of those CEU’s* may be earned from…

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Fathers and Families of San Joaquin

January 14, 2016 the Fathers and Families of San Joaquin presented a screening of the movie Concussion with a discussion panel before to talk about concussions and the impact they have on athletes. Panelists consisted of: Drs. Scott Bethune and Ian Solari from Sutter Gould As well as, three local athletic trainers, representing different settings Christopher Ludwig E.D.d, ATC-Program Director, Jennifer Hoenig Clinical Coordinator and HS setting, MS, ATC and…

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CSUF Annual Blanket Drive

California State University, Fullerton did their annual blanket drive and collected more than 100 blankets to donate to the Orange County Rescue Mission. The Titan Athletic Training family takes pride in giving back to the community by providing warm blankets to those in need during the holiday season. San Jose State also joined in to collect blankets to donate to their local community.   Courtesy of Tricia Kasamatsu, CSUF

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Patricia Cardenas Receives FWATA PR Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the fall 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 Patricia Cardenas MS, ATC of Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA. “I am…

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Nevada ATA Hosts Fundraiser Bags Tournament

On November 14th the Nevada Athletic Trainers Association marked the inaugural Bags Tournament, (AKA Corn hole/long toss) NEV-ATA scholarship fundraiser at La Piazza, Las Vegas. This is Nev-ATA’s first year involved in this fun filled and competitive corn hole tournament. Nev-ATA will be selling Nev-ATA logo name tags so we can be properly identified when working events around the state. A second Tournament will be held during NATM. We plan…

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Wisdom of Lew Crowl

NATA & FWATA Hall of Famer, Lew Crowl, is the first to be interviewed as part of FWATA’s Oral History project. Lew has been a member of the NATA for 60 years and is one of the pioneers of our profession.  Hear his story of how he had the foresight to offer care to all student athletes and provided athletic trainers the opportunity to work in his physical therapy clinic. The…

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Rival ATs surprise engagement

Chaz Kekipi, athletic trainer at Servite High School, stunned his now fiancé and fellow AT, Karen Zieger, with the surprise of a lifetime after their schools’ rival football game. Zieger, of Orange Lutheran High School, was previously informed that the respective teams would honor the athletic training staff with an appreciation ceremony. Kekipi set up the fake event to hide the proposal he had been planning all along. “She had…

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Nevada Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting

On Friday October 30, 2015 the Nevada Athletic Trainers’ Association held their Annual Meeting and Symposium (6 CEUs) at the UNLV Bigelow Health Sciences Building. One of the major topics of the day was discussion of Nevada State Assembly Bill 158 and the amendments it made to existing laws regarding auto injectable Epinephrine, and how that impacts Nevada Athletic Trainers. The amendments to previous laws, took place early this year, and expanded…

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UNLV Rebel Athletic Training Society at Work

On October 25th, Members of the UNLV Rebel Athletic Training Society (RATS) members were on site during the Las Vegas Cancer Awareness walk to ensure the route was clean and safe for the walkers and acted as first aid responders in case of an emergency. The walk had 15,000+ attendees and raised over $700,000 for the cause. RATS members also hosted Boo BASH at UNLV. A UNLV tradition housed in…

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UNLV ATEP Seniors Spread Awareness

On October 17th, the senior students in the UNLV Athletic Training Education Program hosted a booth at the Henderson Community Expo as a service learning project for their organization and administration course. The expo featured exhibits on health and wellness, fire and crime prevention, and public safety. The UNLV athletic training students’ booth, “Special Considerations for the Youth Athlete”, focused on concussion education and introducing the community to athletic trainers…

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