CA Outreach Challenge

Physical Therapy Students Impacting their Community!

Contact Us

For information regarding the CA Outreach Challenge contact us at: caoutreachchallenge@gmail.com

California Student Special Interest Group – Community Service Committee:

Matt Headshot   Director: Matthew Downey

Cal State University, Long Beach ℅ 2017

Twitter: @MattyLMNOP

Favorite sport: Football

    Hobbies: Sleeping, eating

Favorite volunteer experience: Volunteering at FUNfitness performing strength, ROM, and endurance screens on athletes for the Special Olympics

Favorite food: pizza or Korean BBQ! Can’t decide between the two

Diana Headshot   Communication Liaison: Diana Wang

University of the Pacific ℅ 2017

Twitter: @Diana_WangSPT

Favorite sport: Basketball – GO LAKERS!

Hobbies: Playing the guitar, singing, making films, concerts

Favorite volunteer experience: guest lecturing & leading educational stations at Rocklin High School about the importance of proper physical activity and nutrition

Favorite food: PIZZAPIZZA!

Megan Headshot   Outreach Liaison: Megan Romero

San Diego State University ℅ 2018

Twitter: @megan_romero777

Favorite sport: Softball & Basketball

Hobbies: Hiking, running, camping & going to the beach, concerts

Favorite volunteer experience: Adaptive Sled Hockey San Diego Ducks Day Clinic – learning to play sled hockey, meeting the players, and helping kids who had never played get out on the ice! It was a blast hanging out with those kids for a day!

Favorite food: mashed potatoes

Janelle Headshot   Outreach Liaison: Janelle Mangahas

Cal State University, Long Beach ℅ 2019

Twitter: @jnllvllnv

Favorite sport: Basketball

Hobbies: Ballet, yoga, pilates, eating

Favorite volunteer experience: Volunteering Special Olympics

Favorite food: korean BBQ

Henry Headshot  Webmaster: Henry Mu

Cal State University, Long Beach ℅ 2017

Twitter: @henrymspt

Favorite sport: Badminton

Hobbies: Reading, hiking, running, sleeping

Favorite volunteer experience: Special Olympics World Games – collected country pins!

Favorite food: Arby’s or pho.

Check out the CPTA!

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 7_FotorThis student run project is graciously sponsored by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA). The CPTA represents more than 88,000 physical therapists and physical therapist assistants statewide. As the third largest Physical Therapy association in the world, the California Physical Therapy Association is the only voice for the physical therapy profession in the state of California.

Check out what the CPTA has to offer you by visiting their website: www.ccapta.org 


Founder of the CA Outreach Challenge

Gail Bachman, PT, DPT – San Diego State University, Class of 2015

“I started this volunteer competition because I wanted to find a way to recognize the great work SPT/SPTAs were doing throughout California. I also wanted to find a fun way to encourage students who were new to volunteering to get involved in their community. I was amazed with the response in our first year and was truly touched with all the student’s stories from their time volunteering. I am very proud to be in profession with such caring and amazing individuals, high fives all around!” 

Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns: bachman.gail@gmail.com

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