Nominate a high school athletic trainer for Gatorade award

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North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools may be interested in a special award to be presented through the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) to athletic trainers.

The Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award will recognize a certified athletic trainer from each NATA district who has made outstanding contributions in furthering his or her high school’s athletic care program or the overall profession of secondary school athletic training.

Gatorade is offering prize packages for high school athletic trainers. Photo courtesy- North Carolina High School Athletic Association
Gatorade is offering prize packages for high school athletic trainers. Photo courtesy- North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Each district winner will receive a prize pack including a $1,000 grant toward the program featured in the winner’s submission, a Gatorade G Series Performance Package, a Gatorade Sidelines Cart, and a full-paid trip to the 2016 NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo (including flight, accommodations and registration).

The criteria for the award includes: the candidate must be an active certified athletic trainer in the year of consideration and a current member of NATA in good standing, and full-time or part-time employee in the secondary schools for at least one full academic year, among other criteria.

Individuals cannot self-nominate. Nominations may be submitted by others including school athletic directors, fellow team practitioners
 and more.  Nominators must submit evidence to support description (photos, videos, collateral, etc.) and provide a letter of recommendation, including at least one from an employee at the candidate’s school.

Information and the application may be found at: http://www.nata.org/gatorade-secondary-school-at-award