Chicago Luminaries Tackle Issue of Violence and Ways to Keep Teens Active During Oct. 4 Chicago Sports Summit

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Pro Athletes Horace Grant, Jarrett Payton, Tim Anderson, and Jamal Mayers to Headline the Event

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Pro sports celebrities and Chicago community leaders will explore compelling topics about the impact of sports in Chicago during the 2nd Annual Chicago Sports Summit, Wednesday, Oct. 4, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Upper Wacker Drive. Panelists will discuss advances in sports science; branding a business with sports celebrities; and how sports and after-school activities help youth engage in positive behavior, potentially reducing the violence in Chicago.

Horace Grant, former Chicago Bulls forward; Tim Anderson, Chicago White Sox shortstop; Jarrett Payton, former NFL player and son of the late Hall of Famer Walter Payton; Jamal Mayers, former Chicago Blackhawks right wing; and Kimberly M. Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney; are some of the Chicago leaders providing insight at the event.

The Summit will raise funds for the Chicago Sports Summit Foundation, an organization that supports the physical and educational development of Chicago-area youth through partnerships with local charities sharing the same vision. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to After School Matters, a non-profit organization that offers innovative extracurricular activities in the arts, communication, sports, science and technology to at-risk teenagers. Last year’s event raised $35,000 for After School Matters.

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush will host the Summit, Athletico Physical Therapy will serve as title sponsor and Optimum Nutrition is the breakfast sponsor.

This half-day event, 8 a.m. to noon (registration opens at 7 a.m.), is a great opportunity to connect with some of the biggest names in Chicago sports, promote a product or service, and host VIP clients. Companies interested in purchasing a table or sponsorship can call 630-212-1226. Individual tickets are available for $200. To purchase or make a donation, visit Follow the summit on Twitter @ChiSportsSummit.

About Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush:
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush offers unparalleled, comprehensive orthopedic services. MOR doctors are team physicians for the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago White Sox, and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. They are known for treating patients with orthopedic conditions, ranging from the most common to the most complex. The group’s reputation as a leader in specialized orthopedic patient care, education, and research has been recognized by many national publications. The orthopedic program at Rush University Medical Center is ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is the highest ranked program in Illinois. MOR has offices at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Oak Park, Westchester, Winfield, and Munster. For more information or to make an appointment, visit Follow us on Twitter @mor_docs.

About Athletico:
Athletico Physical Therapy provides the highest quality orthopedic rehabilitation services to communities, employers and athletes in over 380 locations throughout ten states with more than 4,000 employees. Athletico is committed to our patients and referring physicians through our patient-centric focus, positive work environment, attention to quality and high standard of care. Athletico measures patient outcomes and satisfaction and is dedicated to continuous improvement. Athletico was named #1 Workplace in Chicago, “Best Physical Therapy Practice in the Nation” by ADVANCE magazine, Top Workplace in the Nation and has been recognized as a leader in employee volunteering and charitable giving. Our services include physical and occupational/hand therapy, workers’ compensation, women’s health therapy, concussion management and athletic training. For more information, or to schedule a free injury screening, please visit and follow us on Twitter: @athletico.

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