The BYU’s Athletic Training Student Association will be holding a scholarship golf tournament to help raise money for athletic student trainers on Saturday, April 20.
BYU ATSA is a student club on campus that raises money for scholarships for student athletic trainers in the exercise science program. ATSA is the only club on BYU’s campus that assists in providing scholarships for its students. This spring is the second year the club will be holding a golf tournament with all benefits going toward scholarships.
“Local supporters of our students come out and play in the tournament, and it’s a fundraiser,” said Kody Curtis, former ATSA president. “Those funds go to providing scholarships to those in the program.”
Curtis knows the students’ struggles of getting through the program and not having any time to work.
“I just wanted to give back to the program because I saw how hard it was for a lot of people to struggle getting through the program working those hours,” Curtis said. “We all put in so much time and effort with the sports teams, sometimes we don’t have time for anything else.”
Student trainers do unpaid, clinical work for at least 20 hours a week on top of their school work and have a difficult time finding time to have jobs. Also, a group of 10–15 students who for the football team work about 40 hours a week during the season.
BYU holds one of the larger athletic training programs in the country with about 100 students in the program. With a lack of scholarships, last year’s first scholarship golf tournament helped provide two half-scholarships.
The tournament is put together by the students in the program, who invite local businesses and friends to join. Everybody is welcome to join and even sponsor holes. The tournament includes awards, green fees, range balls and lunch.
The scholarship golf tournament will be taking place on April 20 at the Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem at 9 a.m MST. For more information, or to register your team, please contact Kody Curtis at or (801) 830.1913.