Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers Launches First Annual High School Food Drive Competition

Collects 5,000 Food Items to be Donated to Local Food Pantries

Oct 31, 2013, 11:40 ET from Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers

CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers (Accelerated)—the largest physical therapist owned and managed practice in the U.S.—is excited to congratulate and thank Dundee-Crown, Harry D. Jacobs, and Huntley high schools for their enthusiastic and successful participation in the first annual Fox Valley Conference Food Drive Competition. Collectively, the high schools amassed close to an amazing 5,000 food items.


During the last two weeks of October, the Algonquin practice of Accelerated—creator and sponsor of the competition—challenged the athletes, staff, and students at the three local high schools to donate food items for local charitable organizations. These included Grafton Township, Fish Food, and Algonquin-Lake in the Hills food pantries. The winner was determined by the number of items donated.

Last weekend, staff from Accelerated's Algonquin facility recognized the winner and presented donations to each of the schools' athletic departments. Dundee-Crown collected the most items, for which they received a $2,000 check. Harry D. Jacobs and Huntley high schools each received a $500 check for their tremendous efforts.

"We are so proud of the students and staff at the high schools," said Kathy Ryan, PT MHS, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers. "Their response to our challenge was incredible and inspiring, and demonstrated that there is significant benefit to being your absolute best not only on the field and court, but in life as well. The efforts of the students created a win-win situation for their school, their communities and most importantly families in need."

The staff members at Accelerated in Algonquin include Kathy Majeski, Kathy Ryan, Dan Kapff, Kristyn Taylor, Yolanda Hilligoss, Debbie Campobello, Rosemarie Pavlovic, Quinn Hall, Julia Jemo, Reine Akers, Mike Bluemke and Chris Thorson. Accelerated staff and their families will deliver the food items to the pantries within the next few weeks.

As the exclusive provider of athletic training services for Dundee-Crown, Harry D. Jacobs, and Huntley high schools, Accelerated is deeply committed to these schools and their students. Accelerated athletic trainers—who emphasize clinical quality, effective outcomes, and exceptional customer service—take pride in supporting our communities as well as its athletes, coaches, parents, and families.

About Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers
Chicago-based Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers is a premier provider of a wide array of comprehensive patient services and specialized rehabilitation programs. Since 1989, Accelerated has grown to over 230 outpatient rehabilitation centers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Arizona, becoming the top choice for many professional athletes, large employers, and busy professionals. For more information about Accelerated, call 877-97-REHAB, or visit

Contact: Kim Rosenlund, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, 708-539-9446

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