Specialty Athletic Training student intern Jason Luhnow has been selected as one of 48 finalists for selection to the 2016 Allstate National Association of Basketball Coaches Good Works Team. The final team of 10 men's basketball student-athletes will be selected in February.
Jason served as a student intern for Specialty Athletic Training throughout 2015 and has also volunteered at our "Hoop Camp 4 Kids" and "Lift for Autism" events. He has also been involved in the Parkinson's Resources of Oregon's annual walk since high school and has volunteered for the past several years at the Portland Marathon.
As a volunteer with Specialty Athletic Training, Luhnow has mentored children with disabilities, volunteered at "Hoop Camp 4 Kids" and "Lift for Autism," and assisted with numerous off-campus charitable causes. Since he was in high school, Luhnow has been actively involved in the Parkinson's Resources of Oregon annual walk, as a good friend of his family has been affected by Parkinson's disease. With his collegiate team, Luhnow has also volunteered to assist with setup and operations of the Portland Marathon.
He's a 'show up early, leave late' type of guy. He takes time for his community, not because he's assigned, but because he wants to be there.
If selected, Jason will join the other members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team in being invited by Allstate, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, to the 2016 NABC Convention and 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four in Houston, where they will participate in a community service project benefiting the city.
"Once again as we have a record number of nominees for the Allstate Good Works Teams, it's very evident that our men's and women's student-athletes in college basketball are unselfish and unwavering in their commitment to service," said Jim Haney, executive director of the NABC. "From global initiatives in third-world countries to feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless around their own communities, these young men and women are very deserving of the recognition that Allstate provides with this exemplary program."
Special thanks to Ryan Goff, Sports Information Director at Lewis & Clark College, for the information about Jason's nomination.
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS, is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is President of the Autism Society of Oregon's Board of Directors and is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Ryan has worked with individuals with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.