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Hanger Charitable Foundation awards first round of 2018 grants

AUSTIN, Texas May 15, 2018 – The Hanger Charitable Foundation completed its first round of 2018 grants, awarding $57,560 to eight non-profit organizations. Since its first grant award to Angel City Games in May 2015, the Foundation has given nearly $900,000 to more than 40 non-profits that share its mission to empower people with physical challenges to live life as fully as possible.

The most recent grant recipients include local and national organizations serving a variety of communities, including children with cerebral palsy and both children and adults with limb loss or limb difference:

Adaptive Sports USA - $5,000 for junior nationals, a multi-sport event for youth with physical disabilities or visual impairments and $5,000 to support teams at Women's World Games.

American Amputee Soccer Association - $5,500 for training camp for U.S. world soccer cup.

Angel City Sports - $15,000 for Angel City Games, a four-day event of competitions, education and community for those with limb loss.

Camp CPals - $5,000 for a camp for families with children that live with cerebral palsy.

Camp for All Foundation - $10,560 to support children in hospitals and their families so they are able to enjoy a real camp experience brought to them.

Mesa Association of Sports for the Disabled - $4,000 to support the Desert Challenge Games, a multi-day competition for individuals of all ages with limb loss.

Project Hope of Cleveland - $3,000 for coordinating monthly foot care clinics about basic foot care services and education.

Southern AZ Adaptive Sports - $4,500 for adaptive sports equipment.

The mission of the Hanger Charitable Foundation is to empower people and advance our communities by supporting 501c3 organizations helping people with physical challenges live life as fully as possible.  

To learn more about previous grant recipients, visit: http://www.hanger.com/doing/the-hanger-foundation/Pages/News.aspx

About the Hanger Charitable Foundation – The Hanger Charitable Foundation was founded in 2009 by Hanger, Inc., the nation's leading patient-care provider and distributor of orthotic, prosthetic, and rehabilitative solutions. Hanger's heritage of charitable giving dates back to the company's founding in 1861. For many years, Hanger clinicians and employees consistently and generously donated millions of dollars in free care and financial contributions to a variety of causes, including hardship cases in their own communities. In 2009, Hanger formalized and increased its philanthropic work by establishing a non-profit organization, the Hanger Charitable Foundation. For more information, visit: www.hanger.com/doing/the-hanger-foundation 

Krisita Burket, Hanger Inc.
904-239-4627, kburket@hanger.com