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By: Dr. Bruce Steinberg, Orthopedic Surgeon, Chairman of the JOI Board of Directors

You can partner with the JOI Foundation Fund to make a difference in North Florida communities

The Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute Foundation has actively partnered with local outreach organizations here in North Florida, including the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless, the Patrick Heinold Foundation, the Humane Society and the Police Athletic League.

The JOI Foundation is proud to announce our new relationship with Calais Campbell of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Calais and The Charles Richard Campbell Foundation have partnered with JaxPAL, The JOI Foundation, and Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub to hold a football camp for the local youth community.  To learn more about the football camp, click here.

When you join with us, you make a difference in our community and help to improve the overall well being of thousands of individuals in the North Florida area. The JOI Foundation’s goal is to assist others with the help of generous financial donors & through the countless volunteer hours.  We choose these charities because we believe that we can make a positive impact and to make a meaningful change.  100% of funds are used to provide support for outreach programs which benefit individuals and groups in need of services, equipment, supplies, athletics and basic daily necessities such as food and clothing.  The JOI Foundation recently added the Patrick Heinold Foundation as one of our beneficiaries.  Teen suicide is on the rise across the nation.  The data appeared in The Journal of Pediatrics, and comes from poison control centers. A  study finds the rate of poisoning attempts more than doubled among boys and girls.  JUST 1 is a program that our JOI Certified Athletic Trainers developed at our local  high schools to try to save or help JUST 1 young adult from taking their own life.  Our trainers provide first aid on a daily basis, now they can also provide mental health first aid to these same students. https://www.joionline.net/joi-foundation-joi4life/youth-mental-health-first-aid/

Our mission is to inspire others to help the community in which we live and work.  If you want to help with the JOI Foundation, please call JOI-2000 and JOIn our mission!

Come alongside us and be the change!

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The Humane Society Needs Your Help.

The number of kittens arriving at Jacksonville’s shelters is reaching record levels, and we cannot save them all without your support. Year to date, more than 1,600 kittens have come to the doorstep of our local shelters. The
good news is … you can help! Here is an easy option to help kittens in need:
1) Become a foster parent to orphaned kittens! Tiny kittens are too small and need the extra love and
attention that only a foster home can provide. Click here to learn how a few weeks can save multiple lives.

By: Jon Stiffler PTA/Content Writer

Jacksonville Humane Society

Jacksonville Humane Society | Free Pet Adoptions in Jax Beach on Sunday, May 5th.

By: Jon Stiffler PTA To learn more go to: Jacksonville Humane Society newsletter@jaxhumane.org

2019 SWAG Awards

2019 SWAG Awards
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What are the 2019 Swag Awards?

By: Jon Stiffler PTA, Sport Center Manager

The SWAG (Students Working to Achieve Greatness) Awards is not your average, boring award ceremony. The SWAG Awards is an entertainment experience perfect for the whole family. The event features a pre-show party with fun, interactive activities for kids of all ages. And that’s just the beginning. The high-energy event includes show-stopping performances from some of Jacksonville’s most talented entertainers. All while celebrating the amazing youth, adults, organizations and businesses that are working everyday to ensure a brighter future for our city—and our world!

The JOI Foundation was proud to sponsor this event.

The 2019 SWAG Awards

The Students Working to Achieve Greatness (SWAG) Awards were held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Florida Theatre. The awards were hosted by JaxPAL and sponsored by many of local businesses and organizations. The JOI Foundation sponsored the MVP award, which is presented to a youth athlete whose excellence on and off the field inspires and motivates others and presented to a coach whose dedication encourages youth to be better athletes and citizens.

2019 Calais Campbell JaxPAL Football Camp

Calais Campbell JaxPAL Football Camp
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The 2019 Calais Campbell JaxPAL Football Camp

The Annual JaxPAL Football Camp is coming up! We are proud to announce the addition of Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive lineman and 4-time Pro Bowler Calais Campbell. Calais and The Charles Richard Campbell Foundation have partnered with JaxPAL, The JOI Foundation, and Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub to hold the camp for the local youth community. The camp will be held June 8, 2019 from 9am to 12:30pm at the JaxPAL Football Fields @ Ed Austin Park (3450 Monument Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32225.

Want To Volunteer For The Event???

Visit this link to sign up to volunteer: Volunteer Registration

Calais’ Commitment to the Community

Calais Campbell is a two-time “Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year” (2014, 2011). He is also a recipient of the Bart Starr Award (2018), which is given annually to an NFL player who “best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field, and in the community.”. Calais has made it his mission to give back to the community through team events and the work of his foundation, the Charles Richard Campbell (CRC) Foundation.

Read more about The Charles Richard Campbell (CRC) Foundation and its commitments to the community here:

Calais Campbell CRC Foundation
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The Charles Richard Campbell (CRC) Foundation

Read more about JaxPAL and its commitments to the community here:

JaxPAL Police Athletic League
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JaxPAL (Police Athletic League)

Read more about The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (JOI) Foundation and its commitments to the community here:

JOI Foundation
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The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (JOI) Foundation

Read more about The Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 hub and its commitments to the community here:

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Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub

Mutt March 2019

JOI is proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 Mutt March, held by the Jacksonville Humane Society. Please feel free to come out and visit our tent this weekend! The event will be held on April 13th and will go from 9AM-1PM at the Jacksonville Humane Society ( 8464 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216 Jacksonville, Florida 32216 ).

Find more information here:
https://jaxhumane.networkforgood.com/events/9956-mutt-march-2019

By: Christoph Zuther Marketing Coordinator

2nd Annual Patrick’s 3v3 Basketball Tournament

2nd Annual Patrick's 3v3 Basketball Tournament
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2nd Annual Patrick’s 3v3 Basketball Tournament

The JOI Foundation is proud to partner with The Patrick Heinold Foundation to promote suicide prevention through programs dedicated to the well-being and mental health of our nation’s teens. JOI’s Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) will be providing free Athletic Training coverage for the event. Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Patrick’s 3v3 Basketball Tournament, this Saturday April 6, 2019 at The Bolles School. The tournament runs from 8:15 am to 5 pm. This tournament helps support The Patrick Heinold Foundation mission. Learn more about The Patrick Heinold Foundation here: The Patrick Heinold Foundation

About Patrick Heinold

Patrick Heinold was 17 years old when he took his life on February 4th, 2017. Patrick was the last person anyone expected to fall to suicide, as he was everyone’s best friend and favorite person, and thrived an all that he did. Patrick was a member of the Bolles’ Men’s Varsity Basketball Team and also participated in band and Junior Mentors while attending The Bolles School as a junior. Patrick was a member of the Parking Ministry at Christ’s Church and was an active member of Young Life. Patrick’s legacy will forever live on in how he treated others, befriended everyone he met, and embodied Christ in everything he did. We will miss and love you forever Patrick.

By: Jon Stiffler PTA, Sport Center Coordinator

2018 Sock Drive for the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless

Sock Drive for the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute will again provide screening for this year’s charity event at The Sulzbacher Center. In the past, JOI has donated socks, and we would like to continue this tradition. Should anyone wish to donate to this great cause, please consider donating crew type socks. There will be a collection bin on the first floor by the second set of elevators near Subway at our JOI San Marco MD Office location. Donations may also be directly sent to the JOI San Marco MD Office, attention Monica Lucas. All donated socks will need to be received by Friday, November 16th. JOI thanks you advance for any donations made and your support!

The Sulzbacher Center

Sulzbacher Center

The Sulzbacher Center is Northeast Florida’s largest provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children. They are one of only a few centers in the nation to offer a full range of services for the homeless 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The Sulzbacher Center serves nutritious meals and offers safe shelter. They also provide outstanding health care and high-quality children’s programs. Their job placement assistance and life skills programs equip men and women for employment and for success.

By: Christoph Zuther

3rd Annual Blake Bortles Foundation Football Camp

 

Blake Bortles Football Camp 2018

Blake Bortles Football Camp 2018

 

The 3rd Annual Blake Bortles Foundation JaxPAL Football Camp is coming up! The camp will be held June 9, 2018 from 9am to 12:30pm at the JaxPAL Football Fields @ Ed Austin Park (3450 Monument Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32225). The event is sponsored by the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Foundation, the Blake Bortles Foundation and the JaxPAL (the Police Athletic League). Children of all ages are invited to attend the football camp. Registration begins April 30th. 

Volunteers interested in participating in the event can register here:

Volunteer Registration

 

Read more about JaxPAL and its commitments to the community here:

JaxPAL Police Athletic League

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JaxPAL (Police Athletic League)

 

Read more about The Blake Bortles Foundation and its commitments to the community here:

The Blake Bortles Foundation

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The Blake Bortles Foundation

Soles4Souls Event at the Sulzbacher Center

Soles4Souls Event at the Sulzbacher Center

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute took part in the Soles4Souls Event at the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless last Saturday. Dr. Hiram Carrasquillo once again organized the event and is in the picture. Employees of JOI also participated by purchasing socks as a donation. Several JOI volunteers helped make the event a success. The event also gave away shoes for those who were in need of them.

Soles4Souls Event at the Sulzbacher Center

Dr. Carrasquillo at Soles4Souls.

Soles4Souls Event at the Sulzbacher Center

JOI volunteers.

 

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JOI Foundation helps the Blake Bortles Football Camp

JOI Foundation helps the Blake Bortles Football Camp

The 2nd Annual Blake Bortles Football Camp was a huge success this past Saturday. Pictured are Dr. Bruce Steinberg and Dr. Kevin Kaplan of JOI as well as Blake Bortles, Jacksonville’s Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams. The event was sponsored by the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Foundation, the Blake Bortles Foundation and the Police Athletic League. Over 400 children of all ages attended the football camp. The camp was held at the Police Athletic League’s Sports Complex in Arlington. Participants who attended the camp received a t-shirt, a backpack and a lunch. The campers also were able to spend time with Blake Bortles and they were able to get pictures taken with Blake. The Police Athletic League is just one of the four charities the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Foundation assists on an annual basis. Numerous volunteers from JOI also helped staff the football camp. Continue reading

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