The Facebook ‘You and Your Athletic Trainer’ Photo contest drew nine participants and over 1,000 total votes. The photo posts included touching messages of gratitude to their certified athletic trainers and some even posted multiple photos to show their appreciation. The contest ran throughout March and a battle for the most Likes ensued with multiple lead changes up to the end. The winner, with 355 Likes, was Christine Sherlock and her son, Rob, who posted a photo of Carla Pasquarelli, ATC, athletic trainer at Amsterdam High School (Amsterdam, NY). For their efforts, the AT will win $100 in merchandise to enhance her AT services at the school courtesy of NYSATA and Henry Schein. Finishing close behind with 317 Likes, was the photo post by student-athlete Ashley Gomez of Erin Finnegan, ATC, both of Canisius College (Buffalo, NY). The third photo post that had an early run for the lead was from Julian Boyd, an AT student at Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn, of his supervising athletic trainer, Danny O’Conner, ATC. The most valuable aspect of this event was that ATs got to see what they mean to the people that they dedicate their lives to helping.
In addition to the NYSATA-sponsored initiatives, there were various other NATM events held around NYS. The Section One Athletic Trainers' Society (SOATS), in conjunction with NYSATA, held an Airway Management Workshop free of charge to local ATs. Hendrick Hudson High School welcomed a visit from the NATA Public Relations
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