Pennsylvania Athletic Training, Hall of Fame Nomination Procedure

The Pennsylvania Athletic Training Hall of Fame inducted its first class in 2000. It is our responsibility to continue the legacy our inaugural class has set forth. Therefore it is up to the PATS membership to provide us with nominations of worthy candidates for possible induction into the Pennsylvania Athletic Training Hall of Fame. The criteria for induction are outlined below. Please contact me with a nomination. We need the input from all of the PATS members to have a comprehensive and successful Hall of Fame.

Nominations are due to chairperson by December 1st of each year

Nominations should be E-mailed to Julie Ramsey Emrhein, Hall of Fame Associate Chairperson; at

Nomination Proceeures and Criteria

Nominations must be made by a current PATS member to the Chairperson of the Hall of Fame Committee.

1. Nominations must be in the form of a typed letter of recommendation, mailed or attached to an email. The letter should include specific detail of the accomplishments that influenced you to nominate this person.

2. Candidates may include Certified Athletic Trainers, Physicians, and other individuals who have had a direct relationship with the Athletic Training profession in Pennsylvania.

3. All nominees will be sent a letter informing them of their nomination and requesting a C.V. or a resume and a letter written by them addressing the criteria which should include dates, positions and significant accomplishments. When received, all this information will be shared with the PATS Hall of Fame Committee members for selection.

4. Following the final selection process, the names will be submitted to the PATS Board of Directors for final approval.

5. The PATS Board of Directors must approve any exceptions to these procedures.

6. Nominations are due December 1st of each year for induction into the Hall of Fame the following spring.

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATIONS: (The criteria are set-the suggestions listed beneath them are to stimulate thought for the nominator)
There are five criteria listed in order of importance.

1. Athletic Trainers who have been BOC-certified for 25 or more years, who have practiced in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 15 or more years, and who have been members of PATS for 15 or more years, OR

2. Physicians and others who hold associate or honorary membership in PATS and who have contributed greatly to the advancement of Athletic Trainers and the profession of Athletic Training in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 15 or more years.

3. Significant contributions to the field of athletic training in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

A. Significant contributions to PATS, Inc. –Served as an Officer, Committee member, Chair, Liaison, worked on special projects. Please list the role, dates and significant accomplishments if appropriate.

B. Participation in statewide activities, such as Keystone State Games, Senior Games, Special Olympics, etc.

C. Involvement at the local, district, county, state and national level - only that this activity significantly enhanced the field of athletic training in Pennsylvania

D. Honors and/or Awards;   locally, in the School District, Community, College, PATS, State. etc

4. Athletic Training Activities

E. Invited presentations and public appearances in the athletic trainer arena; on a local, district, county, state, or nationally

F. Involvement at the district and national level – serve on committees, serve as an officer, work at conventions

G. Research/Education accomplishments, - grants, papers, presentations – on a school, local, state, national or international level

H. Honors and Awards –Local, school districts, colleges, county, state, national, Olympics, NATA, EATA. eg. volunteering services with the AYSO, Midget Football, Little League, AAU,

I. Activities ( working as an athletic trainer) Keystone State Games, Special Olympics Pennsylvania, Marathons, races, District games, YMCA, YWCA, PBC, AAU, Little league, pony league, AYSO, Jr. Olympics, midget football, triathlons, bike rides, athletic team leagues. Other AT volunteer activities. (activities that you devote time to as an athletic trainer, not a coach or parent).

5. Citizenship Activities (not athletic training related)

J. Activities in the community - Ex. Church, habitat for humanity, Sertoma, K of C, Sons of Italy, Military, MADD, SADD, Hospice, B/G Scouts, MS, MD, Rescue Mission, Alcoholic Anonymous, Survivors, March of Dimes, Big Brother/Sister, 4H, senior centers, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, United Way, American Cancer Society

K. Invited presentations and public appearances –outside the athletic training arena

L.  Honors and Awards – in the local community, state national or international. This could be military, Rotary, church or other organizations, teaching awards, employer awards or recognition.

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