“It’s All About Prevention” Friday Night with Bobcat Athletics

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University basketball teams take on Francis Marion University Friday, Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Centennial Center. The night will be sponsored by the Athletic Training Student Organization (ATSO) as they promote the importance of prevention.

"Prevention is key to athletic training. Patients and athletic trainers would rather prevent an injury than treat the injury. Prevention is one of the many ways athletic trainers keep their athletes healthy," said Max Stallings, Senior Athletic Training Student and ATSO Treasurer.

ATSO will have a "Tape-Off" (ankle taping competition) and a "Knock Out" basketball competition during the halftimes along with a raffle to win two date night packages.

Athletic trainers are allied health care professionals. Athletic trainers collaborate with a variety of health care professionals (physicians, nurses, physical therapists) to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic orthopedic and general medical conditions/pathologies involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.

For more information about this game and other events, please contact Georgia College Sports Information Director, Al Weston at www.gcsubobcats.com.

The GCSU Department of Athletics, winners of the 2008-09 PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 10 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at Twitter.com username GCSUSID for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCSUBobcats.com to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GCSU Athletics Hall of Fame.