ATI Foundation Wraps Up a Successful Season of Golf
August through October has been busy for the ATI Foundation, particularly on the greens! Four states hosted golf outings to benefit children with physical impairments, raising a total of $40,000. Connecting with our ATI communities to bring patients, employees, friends, referral sources, vendors, local businesses and family members together for a great cause is exactly how we like to raise awareness of the ATI Foundation mission. Each event had a unique origin, process and flair, but in the end, all of them were a success!
Wisconsin (August 12)
Kicking off the new golf trend for the ATI Foundation, the Wisconsin team did a fantastic job gathering raffles and recruiting golfers for their event at Kettle Hills Golf Course. With the support of some local sponsors and everyone who participated that day, a gift was presented to a representative of honorary beneficiary, Lincoln. He was unable to attend, as he was with his family at the Mayo Clinic fighting his battle with a rare form of epilepsy that has caused brain damage and financial hardship.
Illinois (September 8)
The ATI Foundation was honored to have been chosen as the benefiting charity for the annual On The Rocks Golf Outing Benefiting ATI Foundation. Thanks to On The Rocks - Joliet, Joliet Park District (Presenting Sponsor), Tito's Handmade Vodka, all of our hole sponsors, golfers and volunteers for allowing us to present $3,000 to 3-year-old Logan of Joliet, IL. Our gift was given to help with expenses related to Logan’s extensive treatment for stage two brain cancer.
Washington (September 22)
After a round of golf, 50 people gathered for dinner where the ATI Foundation introduced the event’s honorary beneficiary, one-year-old Natalie from Edmonds, WA. Natalie suffered a stroke on the right side of her brain at the age of six months, leaving the entire left side of her body paralyzed. She is currently undergoing extensive therapies and on her road to recovery. In the meantime, her right leg is ready to walk, but due to her paralysis, Natalie’s left leg will not allow her to do so without assistance. The ATI Foundation presented Natalie and her parents a check for $3,000 that will pay for a stander and additional funds that will be used for her therapies and medical expense as she continues to recover.
Massachusetts (October 14)
The Annual Matthews Open chose the ATI Foundation as the benefiting charity for their 2017 event. 140 participants made it out to George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park. Thanks to everyone involved for making this event possible and raising funds for kids in their community.
“We’re very pleased with the results of our first year of golf outings and we look forward to expanding into other states in 2018,” said Terry Williams, ATI Foundation Director. “If you’re interested in heading up a golf outing or joining us as a sponsor in your region, please contact us!”