The N.C. Sports Hall of Fame, in partnership with the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association, will open Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Display in recognition of the athletic trainers who have been providing health care and safety for athletes since 1950. The display will celebrate March’s National Athletic Training Month, beginning with a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 26.
The display will focus on these three areas:
- Information to help the public understand how to identify catastrophic sports injuries and identify health risks.
- Education on the field of athletic training and recognition of North Carolina’s athletic training lifesavers and hall of fame members.
- Though approximately 2 percent of all collegiate athletes from the NCAA become professional athletes, there are other options to being on the frontline of sports, including working as licensed athletic trainers.
North Carolina athletic trainers are crucial for a successful athletic program. They are the unsung heroes for interscholastic, collegiate and professional programs. We are delighted to recognize the achievements of these “heroes” at the North Carolina Museum of History. - Bobby Guthrie, Associate Executive Director of the Sports Hall of Fame