EVENT NEWS RELEASE
April 24, 2012
For more information, contact:
(360) 750-1553 Ext. 19
SPORTS MEDICINE COMPETITION SET TO TAKE PLACE AT THE HILTON
High school students from around the state will compete for awards and scholarships
What: The 2012 State Sports Medicine Competition/Symposium, presented by the
Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association (WCTSMA), will take
place at the Hilton Vancouver this weekend. The Vancouver USA Regional Tourism
Office assisted in booking the conference that will bring 600 students pursuing a
career in sports medicine, 50 instructors and over 100 volunteers to town for the two day event.
Students will participate in written testing, oral practical skills testing,
anatomy/physiology, medical terminology, interviewing, and CPR Skills and will also
take part in a student forum.
The keynote speaker will be former professional baseball player Bengie Molina and
various sports medicine professionals will also speak throughout the weekend.
Five scholarships totaling $2,000 will be awarded to students at the conclusion of the
conference and the top eight sports medicine teams and three individuals will be
recognized as well.
When: Friday April 27 - Saturday April 28
9am - 10:30pm Friday, 8am - 6:30pm Saturday
Where: Hilton Vancouver Hotel and Convention Center
301 W 6 th St., Vancouver, WA 98660
More Info: For more information, visit http://wctsma.com / or call Gary Clinton, WCTSMA
president, at (360) 704-0402.
About Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office
Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office (formerly Southwest Washington Convention & Visitors Bureau) is an
economic development organization responsible for competitively marketing Vancouver and the surrounding
area as a destination for meetings, conventions, and group and leisure travelers. The organization's mission is
to promote Vancouver and Clark County by increasing convention and visitor business. For more information
call 360-750-1553, or visit www.VisitVancouverUSA.com .