Athletic Trainers Set To Kick Off National Athletic Training Month With Food Drive

Posted on March 1st, 2012 by

March is recognized as National Athletic Training month and to kick off the celebration, the Gustavus Athletic Training Association is hosting a food drive.  To show your support for the athletic trainers and athletic training students at Gustavus, please bring a non-perishable food item or donation to the Athletic Training room on Wednesday, March 7th.  In exchange for donated food items, participants will also receive complimentary treatment (stim, ice, heat, massage, etc.) from the athletic training staff.  Wednesday’s food drive will benefit the St. Peter food drive.

The theme of this year’s National Athletic Training Month (NATM) is “Athletic Trainers Save Lives.”  The goal is to continue to reach those individuals and organizations that can help make a difference for athletic trainers when it comes to legislation, employment and public health.

“We are very fortunate at Gustavus to have such talented and dedicated athletic training staff members, educators, and students,” said Head Athletic Trainer Troy Banse.  “It is also very rewarding to work with such passionate athletes and coaches.  We’re excited for the opportunity to use National Athletic Training Month as a showcase for the hard work and skill our athletic trainers display on a day-to-day basis.”

During March, athletic trainers across America are being recognized for their commitment to helping people prevent injuries and stay healthy and active. Athletic trainers are health care professionals. Highly educated and dedicated to the job at hand, athletic trainers can be found in high schools and colleges, corporations, professional sports, the military, performing arts and clinics, hospitals and physician offices.

Gustavus Adolphus College would like to salute the Gustie Athletic Training Association for providing quality health care for our athletes every day.

For more information on the National Athletic Training Month and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, please follow the link below.

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Website


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