Nominations Now Open for Henry Schein Medical’s Athletics and Schools 2024 Rising Star Award

Be Part of the Recognition and Shine a Spotlight on Game-Changers in Athletic Training

MELVILLE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In celebration of

Created in 2021, the annual Award honors emerging athletic trainers with one to five years of experience in the sports medicine industry. It recognizes recently graduated athletic trainers in the United States who have not yet reached a senior chief-level position but have a strong career trajectory with the potential of forward advancement and appointment at the highest levels of the profession.

Nominated by their peers, six finalists will be selected by a panel comprised of athletic trainers and industry experts in the field. Together, the committee members bring experience from an athletic training perspective of broadly diverse size, type, and geographic distribution.

Nominations for the 2024 Rising Star Award must be submitted here by March 3, 2024. To learn more about nomination guidelines, visit this link. Six finalists will be selected on March 17, 2024. Once finalists are chosen, voting for the 2024 Rising Star Award winner will be open to the public here from March 23, 2024, through March 27, 2024. The 2024 Rising Star Award winner, notified on March 28, 2024, will receive an athletic trainer’s kit filled with recovery products including Hyperice’s Hypervolt 2 Pro percussion massager and Normatec 3 leg compression system.

“For the third consecutive year, we are thrilled to showcase the extraordinary contributions of athletic trainers and the positive impact they have on communities across the United States,” said Eric Kearns, Director of Henry Schein Medical’s Athletics and Schools business. “Witnessing the strides of early-career athletic trainers has been inspiring, and Henry Schein Medical remains steadfast in supporting the journey of athletic trainers throughout their entire careers.”

Last year’s Rising Star Award was presented to Gina Harris, Head Athletic Trainer at Bellport High School in Brookhaven, New York. To get an inside look at the daily life of an athletic trainer and Gina’s work as the foundation of athletics at Bellport High School, please click here.

Henry Schein Medical’s Athletics and Schools business has continued to champion the important role of athletic trainers. Most recently, the Company, together with the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association, launched this video recognizing National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Through a series of interviews, five women athletic trainers from the National Basketball Association shared how athletic trainers help ensure players reach peak performance on and off the court.

For more information about Henry Schein Medical’s Athletics and Schools Rising Star Award, click here. To learn more about Henry Schein Medical’s Athletics and Schools business, click here.

About Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With approximately 24,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company’s network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that help improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.

Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 300,000 branded products and Henry Schein corporate brand products in our distribution centers.

A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 33 countries and territories. The Company’s sales reached $12.6 billion in 2022, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 12.1 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.

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