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2019 PA Student Olympics

2019 PA Student Olympics

Join Us for the Fourth Annual PA Olympics!

Written by Rachel Laughlin

History of PA Olympics:

The PAO was initiated in Ohio by Student Members of the OAPA in 2016. This event has grown from six participating Ohio programs to the first year of 100% program participation in 2019! Fundraising occurs over the course of the spring and summer semesters and is concluded with the PAO field day event.

What is the PAO field day?

All 12 Ohio PA Programs come together for a track and field style event and friendly competition to celebrate their fundraising efforts. The winning program/team has the honor to choose a charity to donate all the proceeds to the following year.

What is the charity of choice for 2019?

The University of Mount Union was the winning program of 2018 and has chosen Medical Assistance Programs (MAP) International as the charity organization of 2019.

When and where is the 2019 event?

This year’s event will be held at Case Western Reserve University on June 22ndfrom 11am-3pm.

Who are the participants?

Practicing Physician Assistants (PA-Cs across Ohio, please join us for this event and competing against Ohio’s PA Programs! (Email and for more information!)

Baldwin Wallace University
Case Western Reserve University
University of Dayton
The University of Findlay
Kettering College
Lake Erie College
Marietta College
Mount St. Joseph University
University of Mount Union
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio University
The University of Toledo

How can you help?

Help us in our fundraising efforts during our last month push (listed below)!

Please consider joining us for the event on June 22nd! All Ohio PA students are encouraged to join their program’s PAO team to compete for the opportunity to choose the following year’s charity! PA-Cs are also encouraged to join us for the event and compete against all of the students in the field and track day event!

Fundraising Efforts:

Share our Go-Fund-Mepage on social media and make a donation!

Purchase a PAO T-Shirt for $20! Sales are open until June 4th. PA-Cs are encouraged to choose a color representing a PA program that they want to support. Group A shirts: BW, CWRU, Dayton, Findlay, LEC, OU. Group B shirts: Kettering, Mount Union, MSJ, ODU, Toledo, Marietta

Attend the Cleveland PAO Fundraiser(hosted by BW, LEC, CWRU) on Friday June 7thfrom 7:30-10:30pm at Dive Bar (1214 W 6thSt., Cleveland, OH 44113). Tickets are $25 cash only at the door and include unlimited beverages and pizza/pasta.

Contact for more information:

Rachel Laughlin
OAPA Student Representative – Elect

Kane Vaughan, PA-C
OAPA Student Representative

Links for Fundraising


T-shirt Group A

T-Shirt Group B

Cleveland PAO Fundraiser



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