March 27, 2017
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush representatives delivered a $35,000 check to Mary Ellen Caron, CEO of After School Matters, and a group of the teens who participate in After School Matters programs. After School Matters is a non-profit organization delivering life-changing after-school and summer programs to more than 15,000 Chicago teens each year. The donation was raised during the 2016 Chicago Sports Summit, an event featuring sports leaders discussing the business of sports in Chicago. The money will go to directly to After School Matters programs, which serve under-resourced high school teenagers throughout Chicago. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush is the No. 4 ranked orthopedic group in the country, according to US News & World Report. Pictured (left to right): Dr. Brian Cole, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush sports medicine physician and head team physician for the Chicago Bulls; Jalen G.; Mary Ellen Caron; Samuel E.; Jace W; and Randy Johnson, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush CFO.
The Chicago Sports Summit for 2017 is scheduled for Wednesday, October 4th. Panelists/moderators for the event include Jarrett Payton, former NFL player and son of Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton, and David Haugh, sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune. One of the topics discussed will be: Curbing the Violence in Chicago: Empowering young people to participate in sports programs and after-school activities and develop leadership skills.