Special Events and Campaigns

Silent Auction - June 2023
Take Me Out To The Ball Game June 23, 2023
305 Fitness - June 24, 2023
Foundation Program Events Indy June 2023

2023 NATA Foundation Silent Auction

The NATA Research and Education Foundation’s Silent Auction has grown to be one of our largest fundraising events of the year. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the NATA Foundation’s revenue has decreased more than 40%. To continue advancing the athletic training profession through our research, education and professional development programs – we need your support!

Please consider participating in our silent auction by donating items. This year our auction will be online and all items will be displayed “virtually” at the NATA connect section of the AT Expo during the annual NATA Convention in Indianapolis.

We will need all items delivered or an indication of delivery to the winning bidder by May 1, 2023.  Then, from June 1 – 30, bid early and often on great items, such as autographed memorabilia, apparel, textbooks, unique items and more!

Please view the 2023 Silent Auction Donation Packet for more information on how to donate.

This year, we will be using the online Silent Auction platform GiveSmart.  Instructions on how to access the platform and how to place bids will be provided on this page by May 1.

 

Support and Advance the AT Profession
By Joining the NATA Foundation For an Evening of Baseball!

 


Friday June 23rd – 6:00PM – Victory Field
View all the details and share our infographic here.
 View our sponsorship opportunities here.

Registration only via NATA’s convention registration site here.
PLEASE NOTE – Registration deadline is June 14th.


Contact Jennifer Yoder with any questions:  JenniferY@NATA.org or (972) 532-8805

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SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 

Take Me Out To The Ball Game “Partner” Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support and Advance the AT Profession
By Joining the NATA Foundation
For A “305 Fitness” Session

Exclusively Sponsored By Gatorade Performance Partner 

 

Saturday June 24th – 7:00AM – Indiana Convention Center
View all the details and share our infographic here.

Registration only via NATA’s convention registration site here.
PLEASE NOTE – Registration deadline is June 14th.


Contact Jennifer Yoder with any questions:  JenniferY@NATA.org or (972) 532-8805

SPECIAL THANKS to Gatorade Performance Partner
for being the 305 Fitness Exclusive Sponsor!

Free Communications Presentations

Free Communications is often the first chance an AT gets to present their research and clinical case studies on a topic during the NATA convention. To date, more than 8,000 oral and poster presentations have been provided through this program. The Free Communications program provides a forum for researchers and clinicians to disseminate research and clinical case studies. Abstracts selected by the Committee are published in the Supplement to the Journal of Athletic Training and are presented at the NATA Convention via oral or digital poster presentation.

More Details Coming Soon 

 

Pinky Newell Scholarship and Student Leadership Reception

Join the NATA Foundation and the NATA Early Professionals’ Committee at this networking event recognizing NATA Foundation Scholarship Recipients, Bobby Gunn Student Leadership Awards, and the Deloss Brubaker Awardees for Student Writing. Space is limited and RSVP is required on NATA’s convention website.

More Details Coming Soon 

 

NATA Foundation Faculty Mentor Program Breakfast

The NATA Foundation 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.

This event is by invitation only.

More Details Coming Soon 

 

NATA Foundation Grant Writing Workshop

The NATA Foundation is bringing together a nationally recognized group of mentors that have obtained success with external funding agencies to maximize the chance of research funding for athletic training investigators. This 2-hr workshop provides the expertise and support to improve funding successes by providing guidance on 1) the development of a scientific aims page, 2) understanding the review process, and 3) selecting the appropriate grant mechanism/agency. The target audience for this workshop includes junior and mid-level athletic training researchers that are on the cusp of success but could benefit from expert mentorship in grant development. Post-doctoral fellows and doctoral candidates who are transitioning to faculty positions are also encouraged to register to attend.

The centerpiece of the workshop will include small group specific aims mentorship to maximize the chance of success. Attendees will be expected to come prepared to share and receive feedback on the specific aims for a grant proposal for submission to the NATA Foundation, NIH, DoD, and other agencies funding athletic training research.

Advanced registration is required.  Space is limited.

More Details Coming Soon 

 

NATA Foundation Distinguished Scholars Presentation

The Distinguished Scholars Presentation provides athletic trainers with an opportunity to learn about cutting edge research from other health care professionals. It also allows members from these groups to benefit from athletic training speakers who represent the profession by giving presentations at their annual meetings.
This session has two components. The first consists of presentations by our exchange lecturers who represent:

  • The American College of Sports Medicine
  • The American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and
  • The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

The second portion of the session includes the recognition of our 2023 research award recipients.

Friday, June 23 // 1:40-3:40PM