Special Olympics Unified Cup 2022: Meet the Athletic Trainers


School Health is proud to support the Special Olympics Unified Cup which will take place in Detroit, Michigan, from July 31-August 6. This international soccer event will bring together 450 players from 24 teams who will be competing across 60 soccer matches to claim the Unified Cup. The teams consist of players of all abilities, many of whom have special needs.

This is the first year that School Health is sponsoring the Unified Cup and the company will be sending two Athletic Trainers, Donna Boyd and Ric Moreno, to support Team USA on the field. Check out their bios and photo below!

Donna Boyd, MS, LAT, ATC

Donna Boyd has dedicated her career to teaching and helping others. She is a certified athletic trainer currently on the medical staff with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Emory University’s ATC Outreach program. After a 28-year teaching career, she is back in the virtual classroom teaching various college courses as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Montevallo. She has helped aspiring athletic trainers at the University of Alabama and at the high school level where she taught clinical sports medicine.  Outside of the classroom, Donna has helped thousands of student, collegiate, and professional athletes over the years to achieve their best on and off the fields and courts of play. She is excited to join the Special Olympics team and work with these exceptional athletes and people. 

Ric Moreno MS, ATC, CSCS, EMT

Ricardo Moreno received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science/Biology and a Masters in Exercise and Sports Science/Sports Administration from The University of Arizona. He is also Certified as a K-12 Teacher of Biology and Physical Education, an Athletic Trainer, a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CPR/AED and First Aid Instructor and Emergency Medical Technician. His 39 years of experience have taken him all over the world working with High School, College, and Professional Athletes (Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Harlem Globetrotters and The United States Tennis Association). 

He has learned a great deal working in Physical Therapy Clinics and the back offices of Orthopedic Surgeons.  He has run his own Strength and Speed Summer Camps, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the athletes’ performance. He has counseled and coached individuals in the areas of Nutrition and Sports Psychology to help create a complete and balanced performer.

To learn more about School Health’s sponsorship at the 2022 Special Olympics Unified Cup, visit our press release page.