June 20, 2021
It was great to see so many of you for our 2021 ALATA Clinical Symposium and Members Meeting in Gulf Shores. The meeting was a huge success, and all the thanks goes to you as the members! We ended up having 158 individuals involved representing 9 states both in person and virtually. Seeing so many ATs from their many backgrounds getting together in networking, learning, and meeting each other makes the mission and vision of ALATA come alive!
For next year’s meeting we will be back in Birmingham! Be on the lookout for more information as we have it.
Do not forget to follow ALATA on our various social media accounts. There will be updates on future learning and networking opportunities through ALATA in the coming weeks.
As always, please let us know how your association can better serve you!
2021 ALATA Award Winners:
As part of our Town Hall meeting every year ALATA names several individuals highlighting their achievements in the form of our ALATA Awards. This year’s award winners are:
Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year – Joy Crouse, Cottage Hill Christian Academy, Mobile, AL
Collegiate and University Athletic Trainer of the Year – Terry Smith, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL
Sponsor of the Year – Andrews Sports Medicine, Birmingham, AL
Sports Medicine Person of the Year – Lobbyist Curt Lee, Representative Arnold Mooney, and Senator Jabo Waggoner for their support of Senate Bill 73
Clinical, Industrial, & Corporate Athletic Trainer of the Year – Kirby Kelley, Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Birmingham, AL
2021 Undergraduate Scholarship – Logan Cook, Troy University
2021 Graduate Scholarship – Anna Catherine Sasser, The University of West Alabama
Chris King Award of Merit – Kyle Southall, Briarwood Christian Schools, Birmingham, AL
To recognize Chris King and his continued diligent efforts to better the profession in the state of Alabama the Executive Council voted to rename the ALATA Award of Merit to the Chris King Award of Merit.
We extend our congratulation to these individuals for their dedicated service to the profession and their stakeholders in the state of Alabama!
We look forward to this aspect of the meeting every year! If you know of someone going above and beyond as an athletic trainer in Alabama visit alathletictrainers.org to nominate them! Nominations will re-open in the fall/early winter of 2021.
Our ALATA initiatives throughout the year would not be possible if not for the outstanding sponsors and business partners that we have. We would like to extend our greatest appreciation to the following donors and sponsors who have made the educational aspect of this year’s CSMM possible:
The Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers
The Southeast Athletic Trainers Association
Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics
The American Sports Medicine Institute
Henry Schein – Medical Sports Medicine
DonJoy / Caliber Medical Solutions
Medco Sports Medicine / Performance Health
TherapySouth At Work
The Jacksonville State University Athletic Training Program
The University of West Alabama Athletic Training Program
Mueller Sports Medicine
Southlake Orthopedics – Sports Medicine and Spine Center
For more information regarding or to contact any of our sponsors please visit our webpage at www.alathletictrainers.org.
Interested in becoming a sponsor or donor to ALATA and one of its many initiatives to support its members and stakeholders? Please reply to this email or contact President Kyle Southall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to Get Involved?
ALATA is GROWING! With this growth we have multiple ways for members to get involved and serve. If you are interested in serving ALATA in any capacity, please reply to this email, or contact President Kyle Southall at email@example.com.