(written by Dr. Allan Liggett)
Missouri State University SMAT faculty and students along with Mercy Sports Medicine staff provided football equipment fitting for the Ozarks Football League. Approximately 700 middle school aged athletes attended the session for fitting of helmets and shoulder pads for the upcoming spring football league. In addition to the fitting of equipment, the SMAT Department provided literature to the parents and athletes regarding the profession of athletic training as a part of National Athletic Training Month.
Thank you to Dr. Tona Hetzler, Dr. Michael Hudson, Dr. David Carr, Dr. Allan Liggett, Jim Raynor, Brandon Hetzler, and AT students Amanda Cooper, Meghan Mulloy, Megan Jeffers, Amy Smith, Carson Powell, Kelly Perkins, Candice Klosky, Mikel Cox, Whitney Bixler, and Brittany Keifer for their time and assistance with the fitting of equipment.