The YPC was very active in the month of March. We welcomed two new members to our committee to replace State Representatives who finished their three year terms. Cassie Metzner is our new Nebraska State Representative and Blake Spindler is our new South Dakota State Representative.
For the first time ever, the YPC held a 50/50 Raffle during MAATA and was able to raise $342.00. This money will go towards funding a YP travel grant to use towards attendance at MAATA 2016. The application window for this travel grant will open in the fall. Interested YPs should be on the lookout for the application form via our social media: @MAATA_YPs or on Facebook at D5 Athletic Training Young Professionals.
We also awarded our inaugural YP Distinction Award during the Honors and Awards Banquet. This award was created to highlight outstanding young professionals who represent that values of the YPC and are taking all the right steps to one day become leaders of our profession. The recipient of our 2015 YP Distinction Award is Jason Ensrud, Head Athletic Trainer at Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Finally, during the month of March, the YPC held a short video contest to show us how ATs prepare their athletes. The winner, and sole submitter, of our contest is Meaghan Hussey at Iowa State University. Meaghan will be awarded first prize for her video submission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB0cGsAyRRM
If you are interested in getting involved as a young professional please contact your state representative or chair Amanda Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.