The Athlete Recovery Fund (ARF) began over three years ago with the mission to assist professionals in BMX, Skate and FMX with financial support with the costs that insurance does not cover after a severe injury. In that time we have learned a ton of information that had to be experienced, not taught.
Medjet is a membership program that arranges “hospital of choice” medical evacuation and repatriation during personal and business travel – both domestically and abroad. There are zero restrictions for professional athletes and adventure-related activities – likewise no costs to a member for Medjet services in time of need. As athletes travel all over the world for competition and demos ending up in a hospital that doesn’t live up to the care they expect at home can be a terrifying issue.
The support that ARF has received from the athletes who donate through their prize purse at the Dew Tour, event organizers who donate cash and offer areas for activation and awareness, the brands in action sports who have donated and the public support is pushing ARF towards our long term goals. ARF is offering an opportunity to 100 pro’s in BMX, Skate and FMX a free one year membership to Medjet.
A basic application needs to be filled out at www.athleterecoveryfund.com and the free membership is on a first come first serve basis for those who qualify as a professional. There are no health questions for membership. The benefits include domestic and international medical transfer, translation services, transport of a non/injured family member or business associate with member, commercial and private transport options, legal referrals and much more.
Some exciting fundraising opportunities we are working on now include Hard Rock Hotel & Casino donating $1 for every Monster Energy purchased from the Dew Tour in October up until Nov. 13th, a collaboration effort with DC shoes set to release summer of 2012, and our third annual viral video drive to raise $100,000 thanks to Ball Park all you have to do is watch the video at www.supportARF.com.
If you are a professional (paid) athlete in BMX, FMX or Skateboarding do not hesitate. Apply today at www.athleterecoveryfund.com and select the button for Medjet Application. All applications will be verified for legitimacy and you will be notified once we hit the first 100.
Additional memberships will be available at the expense of the member under the discounted ARF group rate.
Continued support is crucial as athletes are much better off now than when we started but we have much to overcome still.
Athlete Recovery Fund Mission Statement: To provide professional athletes in BMX, FMX and Skateboarding with financial support after a severe injury and granting funds for rehabilitation, equipment, long-term disability and educational scholarships.