NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINING MONTH

 

WHEREAS,      quality health care is vital for individuals involved in physical activity; and

 

WHEREAS,      certified athletic trainers (ATCs) have a long history of providing quality health care for athletes and those engaged in physical activity based on specific tasks, knowledge and skills acquired through their nationally regulated educational processes; and

 

WHEREAS,      certified athletic trainers provide:  prevention of injuries, recognition, evaluation and aggressive treatment, rehabilitation, health care administration, education and guidance; and

 

WHEREAS,      athletic training was recognized by the American Medical Association in 1990 as an allied health care profession; and

 

WHEREAS,      the National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports the more than 30,000 members of the athletic training profession employed in the following settings: professional sports, colleges and universities, high schools, clinics and hospitals, corporate and industrial settings, and military branches; and

 

WHEREAS,       leading organizations concerned with athletic training and health care have joined together in a common desire to raise public awareness of the importance of the athletic training profession and to emphasize the importance of quality health care for athletes and those engaged in physical activity within the aforementioned settings; and

 

WHEREAS,      such an effort will improve health care for athletes and those engaged in physical activity and promote ATCs as allied health professionals;

 

NOW, THEREFORE,    I, Dennis S. Rooker, Chairman on behalf of the Albemarle Board of County Supervisors, do hereby proclaim the month of March, 2005 as:

 

National Athletic Training Month

 

in Albemarle County, Virginia, and urge all its citizens to learn more about the importance of athletic training.

 

                                    Signed and sealed this 2nd day of March 2005.

 

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