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FWATA 2017 Hall of Fame Day and Annual Awards Banquet

Saturday, April 29, 2017 was “FWATA Hall of Fame Day”.  The day started with the Hall of Fame Breakfast where eleven HOF members joined to welcome Carolyn Peters to this prestigious group of FWATA members. “FWATA Hall of Fame Day” concluded with the 2017 Awards Banquet.  All the HOF members in attendance joined Carolyn Peters for a group photo in front of the FWATA Hall of Fame booth.During the banquet, the…

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FWATA 2017 Special Recognition Awardees

Ginger Lei Ehrke, LAT, ATC  is currently the Medical Professions Teacher at Clark County School District and serves as an athletic trainer for Select Physical Therapy.  Ginger currently serves FWATA as the Annual Meeting Convention Registration Commissioner and the NATA Foundation Nevada Ambassador. Past positions are Convention Committee Volunteer, Young Professionals Committee – Nevada Rep and UNLV ATEP Preceptor. Presenter Todd Hamburg had this to say about Ginger:  “Ginger Lei…

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Meet D8 – Lauren Forsyth

The FWATA Public Relations Committee Social Media team is highlighting members of District 8 each month.  This month we are highlight District 8 Governmental Affairs Committee Chair, Assistant Athletic Trainer UC Berkeley Lauren Forsyth, MS, ATC, CES What first made you choose athletic training? What inspired you to become an athletic trainer? I’ve always been drawn to a career in healthcare because I wanted to help people. As a young athlete,…

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FWATA 2017 Student Scholarships

The FWATA Scholarships Committee is proud to present the following scholarship awardees for 2017. Bill Chambers Scholarship Endowment Nicholas Hattrup, California State University, Fullerton CATA Scholarship Jesse Williams, California State University, Fullerton Daniel D. Arnheim Scholarship Madison Schultze, Chapman University Felix Rivera Memorial Scholarship Kumiko Hashida, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Gail Weldon Memorial Scholarship Hope Allen, University of Hawaii at Manoa HATA Scholarship Nysa Allen, University of Hawaii at Manoa Jerry Lloyd Memorial…

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City of Modesto Recognizes NATM

At the council meeting, the City of Modesto recognized local athletic trainers and Proclaimed that March is National Athletic Training Month. Mayor Ted Brandvold read the proclamation and presented to Chris Ludwig. There was several AT and future ATs present at the meeting.       Courtesy of FWATA Public Relations Committee  

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FWATA Student Leadership Promotes NATM2017

During the month of March, the Far West Student Leadership Committee sold NATM Stickers!  We were able to sell just over 387 stickers to Athletic Trainers and Athletic Training Students throughout California, Nevada, Hawaii, Virginia, Texas, and Georgia.  The profit was used to help fund our student leadership breakfast at FWATA in April! Thank You to everyone who supported us and we look forward to doing something similar next year…

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Marin Academy receives NATA Safe Sports School Award

Aaron Gill, ATC received the Safe Sports School Award at Marin Academy in San Rafael, CA. “Marin Academy is honored to receive this 1st team recognition from NATA, and we remain committed to keeping our student athletes safe during team practices and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship and good health. Our goal is to lead our athletics program to the highest…

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Teamwork is the name of the game for Venice High’s sports medicine students

During any athletic practice or game involving Venice High School, there is more than one Gondoliers team on the court or playing field. Venice is one of a handful of schools in L.A. Unified with its own Sports Medicine Team whose members oversee the safety and well-being of the Gondoliers’ athletes. Rather than enjoying the game with their friends in the bleachers, the student trainers watch from the sidelines for any sign of…

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Drug Free Sport Continuing Education Award (High School/Collegiate ATCs)

In support of National Athletic Trainers Month, Drug Free Sport (a national sports drug testing and education company and long-time sponsor of NATA) has a Continuing Education Award competition underway. This honor specifically acknowledges high school and collegiate certified athletic trainers who are on the front lines of preventing drug abuse and educating student-athletes on health and wellness.  Since 2013, we have awarded more than $23,000 to qualified ATCs. The…

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Volain’s View: Preventing pain with athletic trainers

It was only a few days into my high school career when I realized that the padded walls in the gymnasium were not only that; one section opened into a fluorescent-lighted room with a desk and a padded table, with muffled sounds of conversation, laughter and the unmistakable sound of tape being torn starting up shortly after the final school bell rang. I’d found the athletic trainer’s office. While I…

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