AthletiCo Athletic Trainers Educate and Fundraise in Support of National Athletic Training Month

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Throughout the month of March, Midwest-based AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy will be celebrating the work of athletic trainers and supporting National Athletic Training Month through education and fundraising initiatives.

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AthletiCo athletic trainers play in a charity sled hockey game against the Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey Team.

This will be AthletiCo’s fifth year fundraising for the Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey Team, a sled hockey team for youth 20 years and younger with a physical disability who wish to play hockey.

Throughout the month of March, Midwest-based AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy will be celebrating the work of athletic trainers and supporting National Athletic Training Month through the following education and fundraising initiatives.

STUDENT-ATHLETE EDUCATION
Athletic trainers (ATs) are healthcare professionals who specialize in the prevention, evaluation, immediate care, and rehabilitation of injuries. AthletiCo staffs over 170 athletic trainers in 80 high schools and colleges throughout Illinois, Milwaukee, and Northwest Indiana. Throughout the month of March, AthletiCo ATs will be educating student-athletes and staff on the roles and responsibilities of ATs, as well as the ways in which athletic trainers save lives.

HEART SCREENINGS AT LEMONT HIGH SCHOOL
AthletiCo will be supporting the Midwest Heart Foundation and Lemont High School on March 1 to offer cardiac screenings to all Lemont High School students. The screening is part of the foundation’s Young Hearts for Life® Cardiac Screening Program to identify high school students at risk from Sudden Cardiac Death.

CHICAGO HORNETS SLED HOCKEY TEAM FUNDRAISING EVENTS
This will be AthletiCo’s fifth year fundraising for the Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey Team, a sled hockey team for youth 20 years and younger with a physical disability who wish to play hockey. The Hornets' mission is to provide kids with physical disabilities the opportunity, at no cost, to learn and enjoy the game of hockey. Over the past four years AthletiCo’s athletic trainers have raised over $22,000 for the Hornets. Proceeds for the following events will go to the Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey Team, part of the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois, a 501-c3 organization.

  •     Charity sled hockey game featuring AthletiCo’s athletic trainers competing against the Hornets Sled Hockey Team. The charity sled hockey event is open to the public.

Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 3:15 p.m. to 4: 45 p.m.
Triphahn Center Ice Arena
1685 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

  •     Employee Jeans Day Fundraiser
  •     Prize Raffle to win such items as a Kindle Fire, Chicago Blackhawks tickets, and Chicago Blackhawks memorabilia item

CITY PROCLAMATIONS
AthletiCo ATs will be working with town and city officials to help recognize the profession of athletic training in our local communities.

For further information on AthletiCo’s National Athletic Training Month initiatives or to profile one of AthletiCo’s certified athletic trainers, please contact Maxine Olhava at 630.575.6228 or molhava(at)athletico(dot)com.

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