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Published on March 15, 2018

Pardee UNC Health Care Athletic Trainers to be Recognized at Athletic Training Day in Henderson County on Friday, March 23

County Commissioner Chairman Mike Edney to sign a proclamation at Henderson County Historic Courthouse

Pardee Sports Medicine certified athletic trainers will be recognized at an event on Friday, March 23 at 9 a.m. at the Henderson County Historic Courthouse, located at 100 North Main Street. County Commissioner Chairman Mike Edney will sign a proclamation designating March 23 as Athletic Training Day in Henderson County. Pardee Sports Medicine athletic trainers, CEO James M. Kirby, II, Chief Administrative Officer Johnna Reed, and Orthopedic Service Line Director Dan Hein will attend the event. Sports medicine students and athletic directors from East, West, North and Hendersonville High Schools, as well as Henderson County Athletic Director Scott Rhodes are expected to attend.

“We are honored Henderson County is recognizing the work we do as certified athletic trainers,” said Dwayne Durham, M.Ed., ATC, LAT, director of Pardee Sports Medicine. “As athletic trainers, we are passionate about the health and well-being of our local student-athletes and community.”

Pardee Sports Medicine provides licensed athletic trainers to all public middle and high schools in Henderson County, many middle and high schools in Buncombe County, Polk County High School, and Pisgah High School. The athletic trainers also provide medical services at the Apple Festival 5K, XCEL Sportsplex events, Mad Mountain Mud Run and the Asheville Marathon, to name a few. They participate in EMS training for the treatment of cervical spine injuries, career days at local schools, Pardee Signature Care events, United Way Day of Caring and various other events in the region. To learn more about Pardee Sports Medicine, visit