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Florence ‘Tuto`atasi’ Wasko: A woman for all seasons and all sports

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Of the more than 200 participants in the mid-October football double-header at Veterans Memorial Stadium, when it came to safeguarding the island’s future, the most important person there wasn’t a player or coach, even a referee, all of whom were male.  It was the lone woman on the field.  Florence ‘Tuto`atasi’ Wasko, America Samoa’s sole athletic trainer, worked both games. She kept score by her own…

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John Grigsby wins Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the Fall 2018 Quarter winner of the Excellence in Athletic Training Award as John Grigsby, ATC. 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. Grigsby is in his 13th year at Miramonte High School (MHS)…

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Concussion Summit at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

On July 13-14, the Hawaii Concussion Awareness & Management Program (HCAMP) conducted it’s 9th annual Concussion Summit at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Our featured speakers included Dr. Paul McCrory the primary author of the Berlin Concussion Consensus Statement, Karen McAvoy, PsyD, author of REAP and Get Schooled On Concussions, Emily Kosderka, ABD, ATC from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon and Dr. Neeru Jayanthi from Emory University.  Go to…

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Liana Finer Wins Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the 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. The quarter’s winner is Liana Finer, Athletic Trainer at Kailua High School in Kailua, Hawaii.  Liana helped…

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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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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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Join I’M IN for District 8 PAC Campaign

  Join I’M IN for D8!  District 8 PAC Campaign As a member of District 8, Athletic Trainer or Athletic Training Student alike, you can show your belief in the AT profession and the NATA by supporting through a small, monthly contribution to the NATAPAC. Join me in supporting I’M IN for D8! If all of us in D8, 3,400 + members strong, would contribute just $8/month (basically one or…

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