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Pirate Fund Gifts Enhance Athletic Training Room

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    The larger area will enable trainers to treat all the Southwestern athletes in a timely manner, as well as athletes from visiting teams.

Revamped training room offers better service to athletes. 

Thanks to generous donations to the Pirate Fund, the Southwestern University Athletic Department unveiled their newly remodeled athletic training facility this fall. The updates include an expanded treatment area, additional taping/treatment tables, custom paint (with logos still to come), a flat-screen television, new computers and new countertops.

“Now that we have almost double the treatment areas,” states Head Athletic Trainer Glenn Schwab, “we can more effectively treat all of our student-athletes in a timely fashion and the computers in the training and treatment areas allow us to maintain better, more accurate records over our athletes.”

Southwestern University has over 370 student-athletes competing throughout the school year and comprises over 30% of the student population.

“I like the fact that it functions as a full training room where you can actually do the rehab here and if you have questions you can easily ask the trainers instead of having to go upstairs and wonder if you are doing it (the rehab) right,” shares senior volleyball player Taylor Wright.

“To sum it all up,” says Schwab, “this leads to better care of our student-athletes whether they are in-season or out which is most important to us at all times.”

The Pirate Fund combines money raised from camps, donations and the Pirate Golf Classic to provide enhancements and upgrades to our existing athletic facilities. Click here to make a gift to the Pirate Fund.

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