ATI Foundation's Midwest Gala Raises Over $400,000
On December 2, 700 guests gathered for a “Casino Royale” themed gala at Navy Pier in Chicago for a benefit to support the mission of the ATI Foundation: Providing resources and funding to children with physical impairments to enhance and sustain a better quality of life.
The gala featured specialty cocktails, casino games, and live Vegas-style entertainment provided by Simply Elton and Billy and the Brown Dirt Cowboy Band.
The event’s honorary beneficiary, 12-year-old Abby Scott, attended with her parents Denise and Bob. The Chicago family shared their story about Abby’s journey with cerebral palsy, her continuous therapies, challenges and accomplishments, and their annual visits to see a specialist in Texas. Not only did the Foundation present a check to provide financial assistance toward travel expenses and therapies, but they also partnered with Preston’s March for Energy to provide Abby with a brand new custom adaptive bicycle.
2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs player Kyle Schwarber was also in attendance and participated in the live auction to play and deal blackjack to the highest bidder and six guests for one hour that evening. With the help of more than 50 sponsors, silent and live auction and raffles, the event raised over $400,000.
Founded by ATI Physical Therapy, the ATI Foundation is a 501 C (3) charitable organization that gives help and hope to children with physical impairments. It was created as a way for ATI employees and patients to give back to the communities in which we live, work and serve. Learn more at ATIFoundation.com.