Dawson High School invites you to help celebrate National Athletic Training Month during a free, all-you-can-eat hotdog night March 28 at the Dawson Eagles vs. Galena Park Yellowjackets home baseball and softball games.
National Athletic Training Month logo 2013
The event includes a hotdog-eating contest and recognition of the licensed athletic trainers who support DHS's 1,000 athletes, cheerleaders, dancers and Naval JROTC.
In addition, Congressman Pete Olson and State Rep. Ed Thompson will present proclamations and throw out the first pitches at the games.
Hotdog Night Schedule:
5 p.m.: Hotdogs served
6 p.m.: Softball game first pitch
6:30 p.m.: Hotdog-eating contest
7 p.m.: Baseball game first pitch
Athletic trainers Chris Shaddock, Coy Van Valkenburgh, Lindsey Thomas and Erin Sutton take care of DHS athletes from injury through rehabilitation and return to full participation.
While focusing on fitness, conditioning and performance enhancement, athletic trainers work in collaboration with physicians to prevent and treat musculoskeletal injuries and sports-related illnesses.
At DHS, 17 student athletic trainers also assist in day-to-day function in the athletic training room, including recognizing injuries, taping, administering treatments, providing first aid and stretching. These students are certified in CPR and Automated External Defibrillator use.
"Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer" is the theme of the 2013 National Athletic Training Month sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers' Association.
For more information about the DHS Athletic Training Program, please visit www.pearlandisd.org/webpages/cshaddock.