September 14th was a great day in the state of Washington! The Third Annual ATI Foundation Washington Golf Outing raised $20,100 with the help of golfer registrations, raffles, volunteers and many sponsors. $10,500 was awarded to three honorary beneficiaries during special presentations at the event.
“To see all of our hard work pay off like this was the cherry on top of an amazing event!” said Karla Borton, committee leader for the event, and Senior Practice Partner for ATI Physical Therapy. “I was so proud to be part of it, especially seeing the family’s reactions to the gifts we were able to provide.”
11-year-old Kyleigh, a double leg amputee from Tacoma, will now be able to get new running blades and a swimming fin for her favorite physical activities.
Brady, a 12-year-old boy from Sumner who has Mowat-Wilson Syndrome, will now be able to get the access needed in his backyard, which includes a new path to his play area, and a new outdoor swing.
“Thank you,” said his mom in a follow-up video after the event, “we will have a path for Brady now, thanks to you, ATI [Foundation]!"
Five-year old Carmel of Renton, who has alternating hemiplegia, cerebral palsy and epilepsy, was provided assistance toward the purchase of a wheelchair enabled van and chair lift.
“What stood out for me at this particular golf outing was how many local ATI clinics got on board and raised money within their clinics and communities to sponsor this event,” said Terry Williams, Director of the ATI Foundation. “Not to mention all of the committee members, volunteers, and community sponsors. It takes a lot of heart to put on these events, and the Washington team stepped up to help make it a success.”
See more event photos below!
The ATI Foundation was founded in 2003 by ATI Physical Therapy for employees and patients to give back to the communities in which they live, work and serve. The mission of the ATI Foundation is to provide resources and funding to children with physical impairments to enhance and sustain a better quality of life. Learn more at ATIFoundation.com and follow on Facebook.