Community Involvement

Involvement

Involvement

Glad to be Part of Your Community

Our enthusiastic team members consistently build better communities where they live and work with their support of local events and initiatives. Since our founding in 1991, we have been committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Our team members are generous with their time to support worthy causes, including wellness and fitness programs for people of all ages, local sports organizations, community events and philanthropic initiatives.

We Make a Difference

Helping others is central to what physical therapists do. We are proud to support causes that matter most to our team members and patients. Throughout the year, our team members assist their communities by providing pre-and post-race stretching for distance runs, educational health lectures, massage therapy, athletic training services, free injury screens, monetary contributions and in-kind donations. Our team members participate in many charitable efforts, from going on mission trips to countries with limited healthcare to hosting food and supply drives. These events have a positive impact on countless people throughout communities we serve.

Here are some of the ways we serve people to make an impact in local communities:

Arthritis Foundation Heartland Region: We work with the Arthritis Foundation to provide community outreach and education on the benefits of physical therapy for those suffering from arthritis and how to cope with it.
A Step aHead: To combat concussions in young hockey players, Athletico partners with the Chicago Blackhawks, the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI) and NorthShore University Health System. This initiative provides free baseline concussion testing to AHAI members ages 13-18. In addition, Athletico supports education lectures throughout the community.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago: We support the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters through various community involvement projects. Our president and founder, Mark Kaufman, has previously served on the board of directors and hosts a large tailgate fundraiser each year.
The Chicagoland Hornets and Disabled Sports USA: Since 2008, we highlight National Athletic Training Month by raising money for the Chicagoland Hornets sled hockey team and Disabled Sports USA. We hold fundraisers, supply raffle tickets and make donations to help defray costs for equipment and ice time.
Denim Day Fundraisers: Throughout the year, we hold several Denim Day Fundraisers (which allow employees to wear jeans to work in exchange for making a donation) to raise money for various organizations. Among our causes are Convoy for Hope, Feed my Starving Children, Leukemia Society, Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors and Make-a-Wish Foundation. 
Global Medical Brigades: Our employees have traveled with the Global Medical Brigades program since 2008 to provide needed healthcare to underserved communities throughout the world. 
J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge: This annual series of 3.5-mile road races held in cities worldwide promotes fitness in the workplace. Each year, we sponsor a team of employees to participate in the Chicago event. 
Movember: We’re committed to helping men achieve optimal health, no matter what stage of life. Whether treatment is preventive or restorative, we can support men in all aspects of life. Each year, our staff rallies behind Movember through our AthletiMo’s initiative by growing facial hair and raising funds to support this worthwhile cause.
Operation Walk: Members of our team travel around the globe to provide medical services that help improve mobility to those in need. We have sent our experts to Nepal and other countries where people have limited access to healthcare and physical therapy. We also provide a financial commitment to support this mission.
PT Day of Service: We celebrate National Physical Therapy Month every October as a way to recognize our therapists and the positive impact physical therapy has on people’s lives. Our staff also participates in PT Day of Service, a global initiative that encourages physical therapists to give back and make a difference in their community. Staff participate through an assortment of activities, from fundraisers for a local children’s hospital to corporate donations to cleaning up the highways.

Click here to read more about how Athletico gives back to the community.

Donation Request

Donation Request

Charitable Giving Donation Request

As part of our mission, each year we invest in the work of numerous charitable organizations throughout the community. We look for innovative programs that address issues critical to those in need and award financial assistance to those we believe can make a real difference. Our company and charismatic team members take an active role to build better communities where we work.

Our main focus for contributions includes organizations whose mission is to support health and wellness with an emphasis on making everyday activities of daily living better. Please remember that we receive numerous requests for charitable support throughout the year and not all organizations may be able to receive support.

We use the following guidelines to evaluate sponsorship and charitable giving proposals:

  • If this is an advertising request, please click here.
  • We will consider requests if sent at least six weeks in advance of the desired commitment deadline.
  • For any donation aside from medical or athletic training coverage, organizations are limited to one request per calendar year (or school year, where applicable).
  • Organizations must be based in one of the states where Athletico has clinics: Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota or Wisconsin, or the event must be hosted in one of those states. Organizations where Athletico operates are given priority.
  • Organizations must qualify as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and must submit Tax ID number and W-9 form. If your organization does not qualify as a nonprofit, please note this in the appropriate place on the application.
  • Organizations should be able to provide evidence that the request is in response to a valid need.
  • Organizations should be able to provide a review of financials of donations from both private and public sectors.
  • Organizations should be able to demonstrate effective organizational, programmatic and financial objective setting and management.
  • All requests must be submitted online.

The following organizations, activities or programs are not eligible for a charitable contribution:

  • Individuals
  • Agencies that discriminate on the basis of color, race, creed, age, sexual orientation or national origin
  • Political causes, candidates, legislative lobbying or advocacy groups
  • Endowments or memorials
  • Construction or capital campaign projects
  • Donations submitted by a third party on behalf of an organization

If you feel your organization meets the listed guidelines, click the button below to complete our charitable giving application

Charitable Giving Application

Sponsorship Request

Sponsorship Request

We sponsor many organizations at the professional, college, high school and youth sports level. We are committed to serving all sports along with performing arts, gymnastics and cheerleading. We know there is no better treatment to the community than giving back and partnership is at the core of everything we do. Our goal is to be more than a sponsor and build meaningful, mutually beneficial partnerships.

  • If this is an advertising request, please click here.
  • We consider requests sent at least six weeks in advance of the desired commitment deadline.
  • For any donation aside from medical or athletic training coverage, organizations are limited to one request per calendar year (or school year where applicable).
  • Organizations must be based in one of the states where we have clinics: Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota or Wisconsin, or the event must be hosted in one of those states. Organizations within Athletico communities are given priorities.
  • All requests must be submitted online.

The following organizations, activities or programs are not eligible for a sponsorship:

  • Individuals
  • Agencies that discriminate on the basis of color, race, creed, age, sexual orientation or national origin
  • Political causes, candidates, legislative lobbying or advocacy groups
  • Endowments or memorials
  • Construction or capital campaign projects
  • Sponsorship submitted by a third party on behalf of an organization

If your organization is interested in having Athletico as a sponsor, please click the button below to complete the Sponsorship application.

Sponsorship Request Application

AT Coverage Request

AT Coverage Request

As with all we do and as part of our Athletic Training Department’s mission, we look to provide the highest level of service. Each year we work with a multitude of sports and performance teams, plus special events throughout the communities we serve. Our company and dynamic staff take an active role in building better relationships for all of our on-site presences.

The following guidelines are used in evaluating athletic training coverage:

  • We will consider requests sent at least six weeks in advance of the desired commitment deadline.
  • Organizations must be based in one of the states where we have clinics: Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota or Wisconsin, or the event must be hosted in one of those states. Organizations within Athletico communities are given priorities.
  • Requests must be submitted online.

If you feel your organization meets the listed guidelines, click the application button below.

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