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Release Date: 09.14.2012 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Camp Twin Lakes

Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers Partners with Camp Twin Lakes

Providing Life-Changing Camp Experiences

Camp Twin Lakes (CTL) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers (AFPTC). Through a generous grant from AFPTC, campers facing serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges will enjoy a life-changing, medically-supportive camp experience at Camp Twin Lakes.

AFPTC has committed to support Spin For Kids, a charitable mountain and road bike ride benefiting CTL on October 20 – 21 in Winder and Rutledge, GA, which is the home of CTL’s two fully-accessible and medically-supportive campsites.

Atlanta Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff will ride in Spin For Kids as a member of the Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers team. “I am proud to ride in this cycling event representing the Atlanta Falcons and all ten of our Centers across Georgia. I hope the community will join our Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers team to support this great cause for our youth.”

“Giving back is very important to us,” said Greg Beadles, President of AFPTC and CFO of the Atlanta Falcons. “This partnership was formed thanks to the input of our team and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Supporting children with life challenges is a cause we all wanted to rally behind with AFPTC Cares program this year, and we look forward to a fun and impactful event.”

“Camp Twin Lakes has been able to experience tremendous growth in the number of campers served over the years because of generous support from individuals, foundations, and corporations,” said Eric M. Robbins, Executive Director of Camp Twin Lakes. “The Blank Family of Businesses do so much for the greater Atlanta community, and we are so fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with the Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers on this event. Camp Twin Lakes and the Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers both work hard to show people just what they are capable of achieving. The opportunity to invest together in Georgia’s children facing serious illnesses and life challenges compliments our respective work perfectly.”

Individuals interested in riding in Spin For Kids can sign up as a part of the Atlanta Falcons team on www.SpinForKids.org and to join the AFPTC RISE UP Team, select Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers as the team name.

About Camp Twin Lakes:
Camp Twin Lakes is a nonprofit organization that provides year-round recreational, therapeutic, and educational camp programs for children and young adults facing serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. With its network of Camp Partners, Camp Twin Lakes provides life-changing experiences at its state-of-the-art, medically-supportive, fully-accessible camps in Rutledge, Winder, and Warm Springs, Georgia; children’s hospitals; and other locations throughout the state.
Camp Twin Lakes is accredited by the American Camp Association. For more information, please visit www.camptwinlakes.org.

About Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers:
Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers is part of the Blank Family of Businesses, which also includes the Atlanta Falcons. The company has the advantage of drawing from the Falcons’ experience in sports rehabilitation and physical therapy. All center therapists participate in a development program supported by the Atlanta Falcons and receive on-going training from medical professionals and research institutions.

About The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation:
Formed in 1995, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation promotes innovative solutions to improve the lives of youth and their families, seeking results that move communities beyond what seems possible today. The Foundation invests in early childhood development, education, green space, and the arts and leads giving programs for each of the Blank Family of Businesses, including the Atlanta Falcons. Mr. Blank co-founded The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, in 1978 and retired from the company as co-chairman in 2001. Through the foundation and his family’s personal giving, Mr. Blank has granted more than $250 million to various charitable organizations. Visit the Foundation web site for more information at www.BlankFoundation.org.

Contact Info

Contact Name: Kathy Russell

Company: Camp Twin Lakes

Phone: 404-231-9887

E-mail: kathy@camptwinlakes.org