Member Opportunities



Since 2000, the Academy’s annual volunteer build project—the award-winning Safe and Accessible Playground Build 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 2016 playground build in the Orlando areawhere the Academy first kicked off the playground build program in 2000—will be the AAOS’s 17th playground build.

This year, the Academy will be partnering with City of Kissimmee, Community Vision, Central Avenue Elementary School, organizers from KaBOOM! and the community will join forces on Tuesday, March 1, to give area kids a new playground at the School. The design is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in December.

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!

Sapphire Sponsor

Roger Staubach

 

Silver Sponsors

$5,000
Alexandra's Playground

$5,000
Arthrex, Inc.

$5,000
Bioventus

$5,000
DePuy Synthes

$5,000
Dr. Alan & Gittel Hilibrand

$5,000
Medtronic Spinal

$5,000
Orlando Orthopaedic Center Foundation

$5,000
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

$5,000
Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery

$5,000
Stryker

Bronze Sponsors

$2,500
Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma

$2,000
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

$1,000
Association of Residency Coordinators in Orthopaedic Surgery

$1,000
Dr. Basil & Amirra Besh

$1,000
Bonutti Technologies

$1,000
Danna Gracey

$1,000
Dr. Howard R. & Phyllis G. Epps

$1,000
Dr. Jeffrey A. Greenberg

$1,000
Dr. David & Katie Halsey

$1,000
Dr. Stuart & Lisa Hirsch

$1,000
Dr. Stephen & Sonny Hurst

$1,000
Dr. Claudette Lajam and Christopher Clark

$1,000
Drs. Elizabeth Matzkin and Eric Smith

$1,000
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

$1,000
Orchid Orthopedic Solutions

$1,000
Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board

$1,000
Paragon Medical, Inc.

$1,000
Dr. Alan & Elizabeth K. Reznik

$1,000
Drs. Lawrence Robinson & Jane Benton

$1,000
Dr. Michael F. & Eileen Schafer

$1,000
Tecomet, Inc.

$1,000
Tecres S.P.A.

$1,000
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. Information about volunteer logistics will be emailed to registered volunteers approximately one week out from Build Day.



 



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 www.aaos.org/playground.
 
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





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