NFL Foundation Blog: March 2016

FIFTEEN HIGH SCHOOLS AWARDED $50,000 EACH TO FUND ATHLETIC TRAINERS

Posted in: Foundation News, Foundation Partners, Player Health & Safety

The NFL Foundation, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Gatorade and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) today announced the winners of the Athletic Trainer Initiative, a national grant contest to expand access to athletic trainers in underserved high schools and improve youth athlete safety. The fifteen winning schools each received $50,000 to develop athletic training programs that will provide nearly 5,000 student athletes with consistent access to this valuable resource. The announcement was made at the seventh-annual Youth Sports Safety Summit, hosted by NATA and the Youth Sports Safety Alliance.

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