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Texas Sports Hall of Fame announces partnership with the Southwest Athletic Trainer’s Association

Waco, TX, (August 29, 2019) – The Texas Sports Hall of Fame (TSHOF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Southwest Athletic Trainer’s Association (SWATA), beginning August 2019. 

The partnership between the TSHOF and SWATA will include a permanent SWATA-based display inside the TSHOF museum, as well as member discounts and special events developed specifically for the SWATA organization.   

“The Texas Sports Hall of Fame is thrilled to announce this new partnership with SWATA. The natural synergies between our two organizations made for a perfect fit, and both organizations felt that our engagement was a ‘win-win’ for each group.” said Cooper Jones, President & CEO of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

“The Texas Sports Hall of Fame would be remiss if we did not recognize two important individuals who helped to shepherd this process along. SWATA hall of famer Eddie Lane, as well as SWATA Board member Jeff Bass, have been early champions of this project and continue to play an important role in the evolution of our partnership.  We look forward to building, and showcasing, this exciting exhibit in the months to come,” said Jones. 

The Texas Sports Hall of Fame has partnered with the Southwest Athletic Trainer’s Association.  This collaboration will be recognized with a permanent display honoring athletic trainers inside the museum.  In addition, SWATA members will receive discounts on admission to the museum as well as access to special SWATA-based events throughout the year.


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About the Texas Sports Hall of Fame
The Texas Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Waco, Texas, chronicles the heroes and legends of Lone Star State sports at all levels including high school standouts, collegiate athletes, Olympians and professionals. Established in 1951, the organization’s mission is to preserve the legacies of all inductees and the promote the history of sports in Texas to educate and inspire guests of all ages. 

Home to over 350 Texas sporting legends, the museum also hosts the Texas Tennis Museum, the Southwest Conference Gallery and Hall of Fame, and Texas High School Football Hall of Fame.  For more information, please visit http://www.tshof.org.


About the Southwest Athletic Trainer’s Association
SWATA is an organization dedicated to providing resources, as well as networking opportunities, to unsure athletic trainer’s success in the southern region.  SWATA involves trainers throughout the states of Texas and Arkansas, ranging from high school trainers to sports medicine professionals.

The SWATA Hall of Fame, started in 1985, includes numerous athletic trainers that have worked in conjunction with TSHOF inductees for over 60 years. 
 

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