Community Involvement

Involvement

Community

Through various volunteer programs, our enthusiastic, dynamic staff takes an active role in building better communities where they live and work. Many of our employees generously support health and fitness programs as well other community initiatives and contribute their own personal time to many worthwhile causes. Athletico is proud of the support our employees show community organizations and causes that matter to them. We assist by providing volunteer programs and community-level charitable giving.
Arthritis Foundation Heartland Region Athletico works with the Arthritis Foundation to provide community outreach and education on the benefits of physical and occupational therapy and preventative fitness solutions for those suffering from arthritis. LEARN MORE
Big Brothers Big Sisters Athletico is proud to support the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters through various community involvement projects. Athletico's president and founder, Mark Kaufman, has served as the organization's Chairman of the Board since 2009. LEARN MORE
Chase Corporate Challenge The Chase Corporate Challenge is an annual series of 3.5-mile road races held to promote fitness in the workplace. Each year, Athletico sponsors a team made up of employees from various clinics and our corporate office. LEARN MORE
Picture 103 Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey team and Disabled Sports USA Since 2008, Athletico has celebrated National Athletic Training Month by raising money for the Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey Team and Disabled Sports USA. Athletico Athletic Trainers have held an employee jeans day fundraiser, sold raffle tickets for various prizes and supplied a corporate donation to help pay for equipment and ice cost. A charity hockey game is held each year with Athletico's Athletic Trainers competing against the Hornets Sled Hockey team.
Community Drives Athletico holds various community drives in our facilities to help non-profit organizations in their mission to make a difference to those in need. These community drives offer opportunities for employees, patients, and residents to give back throughout the year. Athletico Drives have included: Annual Blood Drive for American Red Cross and Bone Marrow Drive for the Be The Match Marrowthon operated by the National Marrow Donor Program.
Girls in the Game Girls in the Game provides and promotes fitness opportunities, health education, and leadership development to enhance the overall health and well-being of all girls. Athletico is proud to support the mission of this wonderful organization. LEARN MORE
Global Medical Brigades Athletico's employees have traveled with Global Medical Brigades program since 2008, providing sustained healthcare relief to underserved communities throughout the world. The program focuses in the countries of Honduras, Panama, and Ghana. LEARN MORE
Jeans Day Fundraisers Throughout the year, Athletico holds several Jeans Day Fundraisers to raise money for various charitable organizations. On these days employees donate money to wear jeans to work. Athletico has supported the following causes with Jeans Days Fundraisers: Lee National Denim Day, Wounded Warrior Project, Make-a-Wish, Special Olympics, Convoy of Hope, Global Medical Brigades, Arthritis Foundation of Greater Chicago, Operation Walk, Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey Team, Disabled Sports USA, Good Sports, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Pediatric Cancer and Go Red for Women to name a few. LEARN MORE
Movember Athletico is committed to helping men achieve optimal health, no matter what stage of life. Whether treatment is preventative or restorative, Athletico can support men in all aspects of their health. LEARN MORE
Operation Walk Members of the Athletico team travel to the poorest countries to provide medical services to those in need. People who otherwise wouldn't be given the opportunity to properly heal undergo necessary surgeries and subsequent rehabilitation. LEARN MORE
PT Day of Service Athletico celebrates National Physical Therapy Month every October as a way to recognize our hard-working therapists and the positive impact physical therapy has on people’s lives. During this month, our staff also makes it a priority to participate in PT Day of Service, which is a global initiative that encourages physical therapists to give back and make a positive impact in their community. LEARN MORE
Shoe Drives, Clothing Drives, Food Drives Athletico has held an annual shoe, food and clothing drives to benefit impoverished communities. The drives encourage employees and patients to donate at their local Athletico facility. LEARN MORE
Athletico TOP ’TEER honored Athletico Physical Therapy as a leader in employee volunteering for 2013 because of its success in helping community groups make their community and the world a healthier and better place. READ MORE
Toys for Tots The mission of the Toys for Tots program is to provide a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas time. Each year, Athletico employees bring toys to donate to the company Holiday Party. LEARN MORE
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 dynamic staff take an active role in building better communities where we work. We evaluate organizations and companies who allow our employees to continue to support health and wellness programs through employee involvement opportunities. Please remember that Athletico receives numerous requests for charitable support throughout the year and not all organizations may be able to receive support.

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.

The following guidelines are used in evaluating sponsorship and charitable giving proposals:

  • Requests will be considered if sent at least six (6) 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 the state of Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin or the event must be hosted in one of those states. Priority is given to organizations within Athletico communities.
  • Organizations must qualify as a non-profit, 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 non-profit, please note this in the appropriate place on the application, and we will process accordingly.
  • 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 funds received from both private and public sectors.
  • Organizations should be able to demonstrate effective organizational, programmatic, and financial objective setting and management.
  • Requests will be accepted via online application only.

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

Charitable Giving Application

If you feel your organization meets the listed guidelines, click the button above to complete Athletico’s Charitable Giving Application

Sponsorship Request

Sponsorship Request

Athletico sponsors many organizations within the professional ranks to college, high school and youth sports. Athletico is 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.

  • Requests will be considered if sent at least six (6) 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 the state of Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin or the event must be hosted in one of those states. Priority is given to organizations within Athletico communities.

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 Request

AT Coverage Request

As part of the Athletic Training Department's mission, we look to provide the highest level of service to those we provide athletic training services to. Each year we work with a multitude of teams and special events throughout the communities we serve. Our company and dynamic staff take an active role in building better relationships for all our onsite presences.

The following guidelines are used in evaluating athletic training coverage:

  • Requests will be considered if sent at least six (6) weeks in advance of the desired commitment deadline.
  • Organizations must be based in the state of Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin or the event must be hosted in one of those states.
  • Requests will be accepted via online application only.

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

Request Athletic Training Coverage