Athletic Trainer Pat White Honored


Charlie Celtic, staff writer

On Friday, March 25, Buddy’s Helpers surprised Providence Catholic Athletic Trainer and Teacher Pat White with a special recognition.

“They are the people who are there when someone on the field of play is in need of medical attention then going through the mental & physical grind of rehabilitation.

Athletic trainers are a vital part of any team, especially at the high school level where they also serve as teachers in the classroom. Hence the importance of National Athletic Training Month in March, which is held as a salute to the profession along with those who serve in it.

Buddy’s Helpers, a local organization that commits to community service projects as part of their “Making A Difference On AND Off The Field” campaign, decided to salute one of these individuals on Friday in New Lenox.

Pat White, an athletic trainer at Providence Catholic High School, was honored by the organization on Friday for his 27 years in the profession, 25 of which have been spent at the school. Five former Chicago-area athletes surprised him with the honor in his classroom with his wife, Sherry, and other friends that showed up for the moment.”