TATS Provides Assistance To Louisiana Flood Victims

The TATS Executive Board has unanimously decided to provide assistance to athletic trainers who were affected by the recent flooding in Louisiana.  This assistance is being provided in conjunction with SEATA as part of an initiative to "adopt" specific athletic trainers throughout Louisiana and ensure that both their personal and professional needs are able to be met.  This adoption program has evaluated the needs of these ATs and created a two-tier system to meet both personal and professional.  

  • Tier 1 ATs are those that have suffered significant personal AND professional losses.  These ATs will be provided a minimum of $1000 from state organizations.
  • Tier 2 ATs are those that have suffered either personal OR professional losses and those losses are not quite as significant.  These ATs will be provided a minimum of $500 from state organizations. 

TATS will be providing $1000 to Mike Rodrigues and $500 to Randy Gonzalez as part of the adoption program.  You can read more about Mike's story here and Randy's story here.

Also, there are additional opportunities for TATS Members to reach out to these and other ATs in need.  We would encourage members to visit the LATA's GoFundMe page and contribute to provide additional funds for those in need.  There may be some additional opportunities to get involved with sending physical items in the near future, so stay tuned for more details.

UPDATE: (10/11/2016) The GoFundMe organized by the LATA is now closed, but you can reach out to the LATA Leadership if you still have an interest in providing aid to these flooding victims.

A Message From Tim Hoskins

Dear TATS Membership,

It is with regret that I announce my resignation from the TATS Executive Board as the Middle Tennessee Representative.  My wife and I will be relocating to the New England area.  Both of us will be advancing our careers as well as embarking on this new journey in life.

Please know that I have thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed the opportunity to serve with y'all (LOL) to further the profession of Athletic Training. I am proud of our collective achievements and the significant progress we have made for our profession. I am particularly honored to have served as a past chair of governmental affairs and most recently the middle TN rep. I am truly grateful for the opportunities that have been given to me. As a board and as individuals, you are all tremendously talented, and I feel lucky to have volunteered by your side these past fourteen years.  I would encourage each of you to continue to promote the profession.  Our communities stand to only benefit from our services. 

Please know that I will always champion the profession of Athletic Training and remain available to the organization via telephone or email. I look forward to seeing your many future accomplishments. May God bless each and every one of you as he has blessed me and my family. Not a good bye, but, a see you later...

Sincerest regards,

Tim Hoskins, LAT

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