Member Opportunities

Since 2000, the Academy’s annual volunteer build project—the award-winning Safe and Accessible Playground building program in partnership with KaBOOM!—has provided an opportunity to visibly support playground safety and give something back to the communities we serve by helping with the construction of a safe and wheelchair-accessible play structure for children.

The upcoming 2016 playground build in Orlando—the city where the Academy first kicked off the playground build program in 2000—will be the AAOS’s 17th playground build.

Interested in helping make a dream playground possible for an Orlando, Fla., community in 2016?

Become a sponsor of the 2016 Safe and Accessible Playground Build!

Silver Sponsors


DePuy Synthes

Dr. Alan & Gittel Hilibrand

Orlando Orthopaedic Center Foundation

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

Bronze Sponsors

Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

Association of Residency Coordinators in Orthopaedic Surgery

Danna Gracey

Dr. Basil & Amirra Besh

Dr. David & Katie Halsey

Dr. Stephen & Sonny Hurst

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions

Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board

Drs. Elizabeth Matzkin and Eric Smith

Paragon Medical, Inc.

Dr. Gerald R. & Robin K. Williams


View current, full list of 2016 sponsors.

Register as a Build Day volunteer! On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, the first day of the AAOS 2016 Annual Meeting, hundreds of volunteers (orthopaedic surgeons and their families, allied healthcare and industry partners, and community members) will come together for a one-day, all-volunteer playground build.


Orthopaedic specialty society challenge results: 10/1/2015Movement is OUR Mission Challenge:
Help Support a Safe and Accessible Playground Build in Orlando, Fla.

Participate in this challenge, in the spirit of play, and unity among specialty societies helping communities in need.
The specialty society securing the most member donations will be recognized on playground build promotional materials, and on Build Day. A weekly update on the progress of this challenge would be made publicly available on
Make sure your specialty society is represented! Individual donors who contribute $1,000 or more will be recognized on the playground build video, on the playground build website, Build Day t-shirts and signage, etc. 

See photos and the complete Sponsors List from the Academy's 2015 Safe and Accessible Playground Build: Las Vegas

TEKGROUP International, Inc.

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