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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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“BET ON AT” Campaign for D8

Athletic Training Students … future colleagues: I am going on my 26th year as a member of the NATA and through all these years as a clinician and academician, I remain excited about the impact of the student experience and the role students play in shaping and defining our profession. I suspect every Athletic Trainer can fondly relate back to their student experiences and how it influenced the development of…

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$25 off Grandview Seating for Le Rêve – FWATA Clinical Symposium

Want to catch a show while you are at the FWATA Clinical Symposium in April? Wynn Las Vegas welcomes the Far West Athletic Trainers Association Clinical Symposium to Las Vegas.  To obtain your special delegate offer, please call the Discover Wynn Call Center at 888-320-7110 or 1-702-770-3463 and mention code DEXPO25 to receive $25 off Grandview Seating Tickets to Le Rêve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas Terms and…

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Holli Jackson Wins District 8 Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year Award

Huntington Beach, CA Holli Jackson MS, ATC, LMT, athletic trainer at Edison High School, is the District 8 Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. As part of the award, Holli received a grant for her program, as well as different Gatorade products from the performance package, a sideline cart, and an all-expense paid trip for the 2018 NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. About the award and…

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Assemblymember Marc Berman visits Stanford University

In November, Assemblyman Marc Berman visited Stanford University to meet with athletic trainers and tour the healthcare facilities there. Assemblyman Berman is a co-author on AB 1510, which would grant licensure to athletic trainers in the state of California if passed. California continues to be the only state that does not mandate licensure for athletic trainers. Assemblyman Berman toured the NCAA varsity sport facilities, the Phillip & Penelope Knight Athletic…

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