Giving Back: Jarvis Landry Sports Challenge

 

 

For more than 200,000 Americans, the struggle with Cystic Fibrosis is a daily battle. CF, an inherited genetic disorder, causes fluids produced within internal organs to be thick and viscous, interfering with vital functions such as digestion and breathing. While early treatment and medication can improve the quality of life for patients, these treatments come with their own high costs. To aid those in need, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation stands at the forefront of CF care and advocacy.

In July of 2019, the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation held the Jarvis Landry Sports Challenge to raise awareness and funds for those actively struggling with the disease.  Many companies partnered in the fight against CF by sponsoring teams of young athletes ranging from ages 8 to 14 years old. The event was named in honor of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry, the honorary chair and host of the sports challenge. Landry became involved in CF advocacy after his high school sweetheart lost her fight against the disorder in 2015.

This year, 200 athletes, along with their student coaches from University School, made up around 20 competing teams. One team was created in a joint effort by thomastech, who organized the team’s members, and Citymark, who acted as the team’s sponsor. The team participated in numerous events, including football passing and obstacle course runs.  By the event’s end, three of the team’s athletes had won awards.

“I know one thing, that it’s a tough battle and the support system has to be there,” said Landry. “Events like this, it’s finding a bigger support system, bringing together a bigger support system for people that are going through and fighting against Cystic Fibrosis, to find a cure. I think that that’s the biggest thing.”

This is just one way in which thomastech supports the fight against CF. You and your company can stand with us too. To learn more about CF and what you can do visit, https://www.cff.org

To learn more about this event visit: https://www.wkyc.com/article/sports/nfl/browns/jarvis-landry-it-means-everything-to-help-fight-for-a-cure-for-cystic-fibrosis/95-a85de2e4-c064-4422-9bc9-6e1b5f690345

Giving Back: Medina Athletic Booster

Our banner for the Medina Athletic Booster

A great way to give back to a community is to invest in its future. One of the ways thomastech does this is by sponsoring the Medina Athletic Booster. This is just one of the ways thomastech gives back.

The mission statement of the Medina Athletic Booster is “to enrich, support, and promote all of Medina City School’s sports teams; to encourage and recognize high scholastic achievement, sportsmanship, and character; to raise funds that enhance and support programs for our student-athletes; and to provide a vehicle for positive involvement by coaches, parents and the entire Medina community.”

Medina Booster uses funds from sponsors like thomastech to make a difference in the lives of the community’s youth. The funds have been used for scholarships, curriculum, athletic facility improvements, uniforms, and more. Through all of this, Medina Booster seeks to provide an avenue for students to learn valuable life lessons and pursue their dreams. Click here to learn more about Medina Booster.

Giving Back: CF Foundation

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission is to “cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.”

Over the years, different CF-specific drugs have been developed in the fight against CF. The CF Foundation is responsible for funding the development and search for nearly, if not all, the CF drugs. The foundation is 100% donor funded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. They host multiple events during the year to raise funds for the fight against CF. thomastech has sponsored multiple events both locally and nationally. Listed below are two of the events thomastech has sponsored to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

    • The Bruce Baskin Golf Classic: thomastech has sponsored and given towards this event annually for 3 years and counting. It is the longest-standing event for the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. To learn about this event, or to participate, visit their site by clicking here.
    • Great Strides, Northern Ohio Chapter: thomastech has been supporting this event for 14 years in a row and counting. The goal of Great Strides is to spread awareness for CF and to raise funds to enable the fight against CF to continue. To learn about this event, or to participate, visit their site by clicking here.