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Proposed NATA Bylaw Changes

At our Annual FWATA Business Meeting during the Virtual AMCS program, eligible FWATA members will be voting on some prosed NATA bylaw changes.  These changes were approved by the NATA Board of Directors last fall, and is now going to each District Meeting to be voted on by all eligible NATA members.  Please read the attached memo which explains this process.  There are also three documents that the Board of…

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Jarrod Spanjer receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the 2021 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 Jarrod Spanjer, MS, ATC. Spanjer is the…

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Virtual 2021 FWATA Quiz Bowl

Going virtual does not mean traditions could not continue. This year District 8 held our 2021 FWATA Quiz Bowl virtually consisting of AT program participants from California State University, Long Beach; California State University, Fullerton; Point Loma Nazarene University; University of the Pacific; and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While it was a close competition and all participants did a great job, we want to congratulate the University of Nevada,…

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Supporting the NATA Foundation

Supporting the NATA Foundation by Ky E. Kugler, EdD, ATC, District 8 Chair Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are living during a time that will go down in history as one of the most challenging – personally, professionally, and financially. This is especially true for a nonprofit such as the NATA Foundation. Our donations are currently down more than 40%, yet we have not reduced our programmatic impact on…

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Jamie DeRollo Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce this year’s summer 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 Jamie DeRollo, DAT, MBA, ATC. DeRollo holds…

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NATA Foundation Virtual 5K

2020 has definitely been a “different year”!   Due to the pandemic and in-person events being cancelled, we haven’t had the opportunity to celebrate the athletic training profession all together in person. However – we can still celebrate the AT profession together…………virtually. Please join athletic trainers, family and friends of the AT profession for the NATA Research & Education Foundation’s first ever “virtual” 5K.  Whether you are an elite runner, one that…

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FWATA Treasurer Elections

FWATA Voting Members, Our election ballot for FWATA Treasurer is now open. We have three outstanding candidates who have volunteered for this managing board position. Per our FWATA constitution and bylaws, the Treasurer will be selected by FWATA members with voting rights. Please be aware that this election ballot will only be available for the month of September and will close on September 30th at 11:59pm (Hawaii Standard Time). Voting…

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FWATA 2020 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to following FWATA 2020 Scholarship winners! They have all managed to continually meet their prospective Athletic Training Program academic and hourly requirements, along with fulfilling volunteer opportunities.   Hailey Jade Tuesday (University of Hawai’i): Lewis Crowl Scholarship Grace Davis (University of Idaho): Jerry Lloyd Memorial Scholarship Melissa Ramos (California Baptist University): CATA Scholarship Ashley Marie Sink (University of LaVerne): Scott Sailor Scholarship Joanna Janell Brazzle (University of LaVerne): Julie…

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District 8 NATA Foundation 2020 Scholarship Winners

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association would like to congratulate the recent District 8 NATA Foundation scholarship winners:   D8 Bill Chambers Scholarship: Sheldon Victorine CSCS, CISSN – University of Hawaii at Manoa The Bill Chambers Scholarship Endowment (sponsored by District 8), established in 2012, provides an annual scholarship of $2,300 to a qualified entry-level or master’s athletic training student from District 8.  Bill Chambers, an early member of the…

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FWATA 2020 Scholarship Award Winners

After carefully reviewing applications, the FWATA Scholarship Committee has selected the following well deserving scholarship recipients.  They have all managed to continually meet their perspective ATP academic and hourly requirements, along with fulfilling volunteer opportunities.  This COVID-19 pandemic did not allow us to gather together in Kona Hawai’i, but let it not keep us from honoring there hard working students and young professionals who are the future of our profession.…

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