again this year the Eastern Athletic Trainer’s
Association (EATA) held its annual meeting in January
at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Over 1, 000 individuals
registered and most attended the awards banquet where
one of the EATA’s most prestigious honors, the
William E. “Pinky” Newell Address, was presented.
This year’s address recipient was Dr. David Perrin.
Dr. Perrin presented one of the most appropriate, heartfelt
and passionate addresses that this ATC has witnessed
during his 17 years in athletic training. The topic
dealt with diversity of all types within the field of
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine. Later it was brought
to my attention that the address was so impressive that
within one week, during a meeting in Texas, individuals
were talking about Dr. Perrin and his address.
Many of the ATC’s that were present at the EATA
Convention have requested copies of the address. This
ATC asked Dr. Perrin for his permission to post the
address on the web and for any specific stipulations
and used. The permissions and stipulations were granted
and are given below to be used without modification.
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L. Prieto, ATC
District 2 Liaison, EDAC
Assistant Athletic Trainer