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The Hanger Foundation awards more than $142,000 in second and final round of 2018 grants
AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 31, 2018The Hanger Foundation completed its second round of 2018 grants, awarding $142,400 to five non-profit organizations sharing our mission to empower people with physical challenges to live life as fully as possible. Since our first grant award to Angel City Games in May 2015, the Foundation has given nearly $1.1 million to more than 46 organizations. The most recent grant recipients include local and national organizations serving a variety of communities, including three new recipients and two repeat award recipients, as follows:

Camp No Limits (USA) – $119,900 
A combination of two grants for scholarships for participants to attend two different camps: (1) Camp No Limits Family Camp and (2) Camp No Limits Teen Camp. Both are for participants with limb loss/limb difference.

Angel City Sports (California) – $10,000 
Scholarships to identify new athletes and corresponding mentors who would benefit from attending the 2019 four-day event of competitions, education and community for those with limb loss.

Create and deliver an introductory adaptive sports and recreation three-day / two-night program for people of all ages and physical challenges, with emphasis on those with limb loss.  

Continue and expand the interscholastic wheelchair basketball program in five Ohio school districts, moving students with physical challenges off the sidelines and into the game.

Sportable (Virginia) – $3,500 
Support for adult wheelchair basketball program weekly sessions providing sport wheelchairs, facilities and modest stipends to coaches, as well as travel expenses for the national competition at season end if the team qualifies.

The mission of the Hanger 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/Hanger-Foundation.aspx

About the Hanger Foundation – The Hanger 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 Foundation. For more information, visit: www.hanger.com/thehangerfoundation.

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