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Athletico’s 2015 Charitable Giving Initiatives

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Athetico’s charitable giving efforts allows us to give back to organizations and events that support healthy lifestyles, while at the same time offering an element of volunteerism and allowing our employees to work hand-in-hand with organizations to make a difference in our communities.  Throughout 2015, Athletico supported more than 500 events at the local community level by providing pre- and post-race stretching, massage therapy, lectures, athletic training services, and injury screenings, as well as donating over $500,000 in monetary and in-kind donations. Athletico continually demonstrates its commitment to helping our communities in the 9 states we serve. Every Athletico facility takes the initiative to find ways to contribute to the betterment of their local communities whether it is through food drives, volunteer efforts, local jeans days, coat drives, beautification projects, etc.  In 2015, we were proud to support the following charitable organizations to name a few:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • Global Medical Brigades
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Operation Walk
  • American Heart Association
  • Movember
  • Girls in the Game
  • Girls on the Run
  • Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey
  • Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois
  • Salvation Army’s Ange Tree program
  • U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots
  • Annual Blood drives with LifeSource
  • Kidsmart Push for Pencils

In addition, Athletico employees have supported the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago through annual participation in the BBBSMC Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser. For the past 9 years, employees have formed teams and bowled for a cause.  In 2015, fundraising for the Athletico event exceeded $50,000 with over 127 bowlers at 5 locations making it a success. The proceeds from this event supported the mentoring matches of 30 at-risk youth in the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs with caring adult mentors.

Athletico also holds several jeans day fundraisers for various charitable organizations. On these days, Athletico employees donate at least $5 to wear jeans to work. Over $40,000 was raised for 24 different organizations this year.

Athletico is dedicated to providing its employees with opportunities for personal and professional growth.  Athletico hosts blood drives to emphasize the importance of donating blood.  This year’s LifeSource blood drives were held at two Athletico locations where 79 pints were collected.  Since one blood donation can save up to three lives, the units collected will potentially save 237 lives

For the second year, Athletico participated in the American Heart Association HeartWalks in 5 locations and Movember’s efforts for Men’s Health.  Over $10,000 were raised for these organizations and employees had fun along the way.

A big thanks to all who participated in the 2015 Charitable Giving efforts.  “Little ripples making big waves”.

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