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Nikkei Games Basketball Tournament Support Mark Ando & Ito Family Scholarship Fund

Each August the Nikkei Games Basketball Tournament donates to the FWATA Mark Ando & Ito Family Scholarship Fund for providing Athletic Training Services during the 2 day tournament. It is a 3-on-3 tournament with 450 teams for 6 year olds to adults. Local ATs volunteers were able to meet Girl Scout, Jennifer Liu. We were all impressed with Jennifer’s enthusiasm to support CATA and it’s efforts with AB 3110. The…

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Girl Scout Supports California’s AB 3110!

On August 11, 2018 Jennifer tabled at the Nikkei Games Basketball Tournament at the Long Beach State Pyramid to educate those about AB 3110. Jennifer Liu is a high school senior in California and she has taken AB 3110 to heart as her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Jennifer believes that certification and education are a essential components for ATs to have, that it only makes sense to regulate the profession…

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Girls on the Run Event at UNLV

In May, the Nevada Athletic Trainers’ Association (NEVATA) volunteered at a Girls on the Run Event at UNLV. Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization created to “inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind.” 3rd-8th grade girls participate in a 10-week program that helps girls to “develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation…

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EDAC Service Events at NATA

The Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee had two very successful service events during the FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium thanks to our wonderful volunteers. In collaboration with Be The Match, EDAC was able to recruit 30 new potential donors in person and another 30 online. Also, EDAC was able to speak to the sports medicine students at a local high school and further their interest in the athletic training profession.…

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Lindsy McLean to Headline NATAPAC Breakfast

The NATA Political Action Committee’s biggest annual fundraiser, the NATAPAC Breakfast, is always one of the most-sought after tickets at the annual convention. Attendees enjoy a served breakfast, a great opportunity to network with peers and an inspiring keynote address from a relevant keynote speaker. NATA Hall of Famer Lindsy McLean, AT Ret., will be the featured speaker at the NATAPAC Breakfast 7-9 a.m. June 27 at the 69th NATA…

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Annual Honors & Awards Dinner

Honoring the FWATA Hall of Fame Members and 2018 Award Winners during the Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium! This year’s Annual Meeting gathering for our FWATA Hall of Fame members began at the Welcome Reception on April 27, 2018 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort. Attendees were given the opportunity to greet 2018 Inductee Michael Chisar and other HOF members. Of being inducted into the District 8 HOF, Chisar says…

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FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium Wrap-Up

2018 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium April 26-29, 2018 Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino 17 CEUs total (11 Category A CEUs and 6 EBP CEUs) were offered for the 2018 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium. We would like to thank our On-Site Volunteers: Jamie Adams, Leroy Heu, and Terry Marcos for their hard work through-out the entire meeting. We would also like to send a huge thank you to…

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Celine Estrada Wins Excellence In Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the winter 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 athletic training student Celine Estrada. Celine completed her undergraduate athletic training degree…

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Team FWATA D8

The challenge is on!! Support the campaign by D8 Director Carolyn Peters and Incoming Director Lyn Nakagawa … raise a total of $2300 and they run the 5K in hula skirts … raise a total of $5000 and Carolyn performs a “Speakeasy Charleston” dance at the Speakeasy event in New Orleans!! In addition, the D8 Directors challenged the NATA Board of Directors … if each district raises $2500 they will…

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In Memoriam: Longtime USC Athletics AT Jack Ward, 89

USC Athletic Trainer Jack Ward, who served as USC’s head athletic trainer for 39 years during his 46-year career with the Trojan athletic training staff, died on May 6 of natural causes in Palm Springs. He was 89. Ward was USC’s head athletic trainer for 38 years.  Ward came to USC in 1958 as an assistant athletic trainer before becoming head trainer in 1959, a role he held through 1997.…

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