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NATA Foundation Events


NATA Foundation Booth

Visit our booth in the NATA Connect section of the AT Expo to learn more about the important work the NATA Foundation is doing on behalf of your profession.
Thursday, June 23                  10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, June 24                       10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, June 25                  10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Silent Auction

Stop by the NATA Foundation’s Silent Auction booth in the NATA Connect section of the AT Expo to browse and bid on an array of items – including sports memorabilia, educational materials, hotel packages and much, much more!  Volunteers will also be on hand beginning at 8 am to answer questions about the items up for auction.

Onsite dates and times:
Thursday, June 23  8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday, June 24 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Bidding will end at 4:00 pm
Saturday, June 25 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Winners can pick up items.

All items will be on display for the duration of the event in a secured area outside the entrance to the trade show hall.  


Research/Faculty Mentor Luncheon

Thursday, June 23, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The mission of the NATA Foundation Research/Faculty mentor program is to provide guidance and mentorship to junior faculty members (pre-tenured; less than 6 years of experience as a faculty member) involved in higher education within the athletic training profession.

The NATA Foundation Research/Faculty Mentor Program pairs junior faculty members with established faculty who will provide guidance, advice and assistance in navigating the first several years of employment within higher education. The goal is to form a lasting relationship to help the mentee build a solid knowledge base and acquire an understanding of the balance necessary to becoming a successful researcher and educator. Direction of the relationship and areas of focus will be built upon the mutual interests and goals of the pairings.

Applications for participating in the 2016-2107 program are due May 23, 2016 at noon.

NATA Foundation Distinguished Scholars Presentations

Thursday, June 23, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Exchange lecturers from the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine will speak about their research. The NATA Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research, New Investigator Award and Doctoral Dissertation Award and Free Communications Student Award winners will also be formally recognized at this two-hour session.

The NATA Foundation Research Committee is pleased to have awarded the following:

Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research
Thomas William Kaminski, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM

New Investigator Award
Jeffrey Driban, PhD, ATC

Doctoral Dissertation Award
Lindsey K. Lepley, PhD, ATC


NATA Foundation 25th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, June 24
6:30 pm-7:30 pm Sponsor Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm 25th Anniversary Dinner and Celebration
Holiday Ballroom, One West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Sponsorships and Individual tickets available.

Further details can be found on the NATA Foundation website.

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NATA Foundation 5K Fueled by Gatorade

Registration is open!

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 6:00 am
Location: 2600 Madison Ave Baltimore, MD 21271
Druid Hill Park map

The NATA Foundation 5k Fueled by Gatorade is returning to our convention in 2016 and it boasts new elements to make it more fun than ever before! It’s not too late to register and don’t forget to set up your personal fundraising page where you can advertise your participation to your network and they can donate to the NATA Foundation in your honor.


Pinky Newell Student Leadership Breakfast

Saturday, June 25, 8:30 am-9:45 am  –  Free (reservations required)
Presented by the NATA Foundation and the NATA Young Professionals Committee

Join the NATA Foundation and the NATA Young Professionals Committee at this networking event recognizing NATA Foundation Scholarship Recipients, Bobby Gunn Student Leadership Awards, Athletic Training Student Challenge Awards and the Deloss Brubaker Awards For Student Writing.

Pinky Newell Student Leadership Breakfast Program (pdf)

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