AT Student Challenge
NATA Convention
Silent Auction Donors
District Events

Are you interested in finding a meaningful activity for your athletic training student organization while taking part in a grassroots fundraising effort? The 2018-2019 Athletic Training Student Challenge offers your program, club or ITA Chapter a unique opportunity to support the NATA Foundation by raising money to help our organization meet its goals.

As an NATSC participant, your donation will be made to the 2019 Development and Support Fund, to help the NATA Foundation with important initiatives like education, mentorship, research and scholarship programs.

2018-2019 AT Challenge Guide


Be sure to watch for these exciting events hosted by the NATA Foundation, during the NATA Convention in Las Vegas, NV, June 25-27.



Thursday, June 27, 2019  6:00 am – 7:00 am
Mandalay Bay Resort Beach

Roll out of bed and meet us at the mat for a 1 hour daybreak yoga class from a certified yoga instructor. All proceeds will assist the  NATA Foundation in advancing the AT profession through research and education, while benefiting the active population at large.

The fee is $25 and you can you can sign up during convention registration. Space will be limited, on a first come, first served basis and we are expecting to sell out, so register EARLY!

Note: Daybreak Yoga is replacing the 5K at this year’s convention.

LAS VEGAS LIBATIONS, Presented by Celltex Therapeutics

You are invited to participate in an exclusive tour and tasting at one of three venues in  the “Artisan Booze District”:  The Las Vegas Distillery; Vegas Valley Winery; or CraftHaus Brewery.

As the “Designated Driver” co-sponsors, the BOC & CAATE are providing a chartered bus to and from each venue.

Tickets are $55 each and  VERY limited (50 for each location).  Be sure to purchase your ticket and choose your location when your register for NATA 2019!

If you are interested in a sponsorship (all sponsorships include event tickets), please contact Jennifer Yoder at


Stop by the NATA Foundation Silent Auction to browse and bid on an array of items. Can’t make it to Las Vegas – no worries. The NATA Foundation Silent Auction will be open to the public and all members thru our online system. The auction opens June 1, 2019 and ends at 11:00 am June 27, 2019.

Onsite dates and times:
Tuesday, June 25                           10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, June 26                     10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday, June 27                        10:00am – 1:00pm  Bidding ends at 11 am.Winners can pick up items between 11am-1pm.

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



Free Communications is the first chance an AT often gets to present their research and clinical case studies on a topic during the NATA convention. To date, almost 5,000 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. Those 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 poster presentation.



Tuesday, June 25, 2019  12:30 – 3:00 pm
Mandalay Bay D

The Lecture Exchange Program 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 2019 research award recipients, including the winners of the 2019 Doctoral Dissertation Award Presented in Honor of David Perrin, PhD, ATC, the 2019 New Investigator Award recipient, and the 2019 Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research award recipient. These presentations will be followed by the Journal of Athletic Training Awards and the Student Free Communication Awards.



Tuesday, June 25   6:30 – 7:30 pm
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.



Tuesday, June 25   11:00 am – 12:30 pm

(Invitation only to current and past participants and NATA Fellows)

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.



Visit our booth near the expo to learn more about the important work the NATA Foundation is doing on behalf of your profession.

Tuesday, June 25                 10 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, June 26           10 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday, June 27               8 am – 1 pm







Thank you to the following donors who have donated items retailed at or greater than $1000

Dallas Stars                          Fabrication Enterprises Inc.        The Goff Financial Group

                  NormaTec                                                 Player’s Health





        Structure & Function Education                  Body Support Systems





The Audubon Group at Morgan Stanley



Thank you to the following donors who have donated items retailed at or greater than $250

Andover Healthcare, Inc
Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer
Capital Genealogy
Dr. Ken Wright – University of Alabama
Gatorade Sports Fuel Company
Hazel Ando
Houston Texans
New York Giants
Rock Tape, Inc
San Jose Sharks
Steve Moore

The NATA Foundation would love to visit with each district’s membership and leadership during their respective conferences.  Each of the NATA Foundation District Chairs ensures that their district members have an opportunity to support the efforts of the NATA Foundation.

Whether it be raffled items, a cornhole tournament or silent auctions, every dollar adds up.

Be sure to look for the NATA Foundation booth at the following 2019 district conferences:

Districts 1&2:  January 11-13, Valley Forge, PA

District 3:  May 17-19, Ocean City, MD

District 4:  March 13-16, Wheeling, IL

District 5: March 28-30, Tulsa, OK

District 6: July 25-27, Arlington, TX

District 7: April 14-17, Scottsdale, AZ

District 8: April 25-28, San Diego, CA

District 9: March 7-9, Atlanta, GA

District 10: March 28-31, Spokane, WA