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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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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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FWATA 2018 Honors And Awards

It is time to honor the FWATA members who have achieved the pinnacle recognition in athletic training. The FWATA Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor any member of FWATA can achieve. It is to recognize dedicated members who have spent countless hours as an athletic trainer, mentoring students and athletes as well as volunteering their personal time to advance the Athletic Training profession. This year, we will be…

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9th Annual CATA Hit the Hill Day

Sacramento – The California Athletic Trainers Association hosted its 9th Annual Hit the Hill day on February 26th, 2018.  Despite adverse weather, there was a record number in attendance with 191 athletic trainers and AT students.  The high number of participants resulted in 112 meetings with California legislators, which meant that 96% of state legislators heard the message. From those meetings, 5 co-authors for AB 3110 were secured.  The athletic…

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District 8 Kicks off NATM 2018

  California, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam and America Samoa are all participating in NATM 2018! FWATA encourages ALL ATS’s and ATs to get involved this NATM.  Make sure you tag your entry with the following so we receive your submission: Twitter or Instagram: #NATM2018 @FWATAD8 Facebook: #NATM2018 @Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association Express Your Appreciation Want to celebrate your athletic trainer(s) in March? Visit our AT Shoutout page for some ideas.…

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Jessika Hunt Receives 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 Jessika Hunt MEd, ATC, NASM-CES.  Jessika was named to the University of California, Riverside…

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