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UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine seeks nonprofit applicants to receive up to $5,000 in grant funding

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Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 04:00 pm

$5,000 has already been donated to the Roswell Park Donor Center

Applications due Oct. 1

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, the area's largest provider of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care with more than 30 surgeons and physicians at 11 locations throughout Western New York, invites nonprofit organizations to submit applications to receive grant funding through the CommunityCare program.

CommunityCare is a grant program offering up to $10,000 in funding for local nonprofit 501(c) (3) agencies in the health and wellness sector. $5,000 of that money has been allocated to the Roswell Park Donor Center, proudly sponsoring the 20th annual Ride for Roswell, one of Buffalo's most successful fundraisers. The other $5,000 is available to eligible organizations.

"We understand the great need for funding within organizations providing these important programs in our community," said Amanda Clark, community relations and marketing specialist for UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.

A committee will choose recipients, and the $5,000 will be divided amongst the recipients if more than one is chosen. Each application will be evaluated and selected for inclusion based on economic needs, the mission of the organization and goals for utilization of the funds. Recipients of the CommunityCare program will receive grant funding to help further their programs in fields that align with the values of UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine: compassion, innovation and collaboration.

Eligible applicants include nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in health and wellness, sports and fitness, activities for the mentally disabled, men's and women's health, geriatric health and other relevant industries.

The deadline to submit applications for CommunityCare is 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1.

Organizations selected by UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to receive CommunityCare funding are scheduled to be announced Oct. 31.

Interested organizations may download an application by visiting www.ubortho.com.

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, a member of UBMD Physicians' Group, is a private practice group that offers complete care of all orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problems for children, adults and seniors. The group is affiliated with the Catholic Health System, Kaleida Health, the Erie County Medical Center and Niagara Falls Memorial, and staffs Buffalo General Hospital, ECMC and the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. It also serves as the orthopaedics department of the University at Buffalo, teaching the orthopaedic surgeons of tomorrow. In addition, UBMD provides team doctors for the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits, UB Bulls, Buffalo State Bengals, ECC Kats and NCCC Thunderwolves.

CommunityCare is a charitable grant program sponsored by UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. For more information on the CommunityCare program, visit www.ubortho.com/CommunityCare.

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