So what happens at Sports Physical Therapy of NY when we’re NOT treating patients? Lots of important things of course, but a huge priority for our company and our employees is giving back to the community.
Since our inception in 2005, the employees at Sports PT have supported over 30 different charitable organizations across our 22 facility footprint. When the tsunami hit Southeast Asia in 2004 followed by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, we established the American Red Cross as our official partner for charitable giving. To date, employees have contributed over $75,000 to local, regional, national and international relief efforts led by the Red Cross.
It’s just as common however for individual Sports PT facilities to rally around a cause in support of a patient or family member. Earlier this year, our Central New York employees raised money for the Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse following the loss of a former co-worker’s child. In March, the staff at Sports PT 92nd Street put a team together for “Climb to the Top” in NYC to benefit Multiple Sclerosis in support of one of their own patients suffering from the disease. And just a couple of weekends ago, a group of our NYC employees participated in New York Cares “Spring Greening” Day which involved planting, mulching, composting, and painting in parks around the city.
What’s the motivation? We’re all busy right? The short answer is that it’s one of our values as a company, our Care in Motion. But truly, that wonderful value is inspired and lived by our company President, Lynn Steenberg. “Giving back is part of my genetic make-up and upbringing. I truly believe that you get back so much more than you give. Everyone can make a difference in this world in some way!”
What cause is near and dear to your heart? We’d love to know!