It was around this time 13 years ago that Adam Taliaferro first came to Magee. A cornerback for Penn State University, Adam sustained a spinal cord injury on the football field in 2000 while making a clean hit in a game against Ohio State. Told by doctors he may never walk again, Adam came to Magee for his rehabilitation… and months later, walked out.
But Adam’s connection to Magee and the communities we serve didn’t end when he left the hospital. He founded the Adam Taliaferro Foundation to provide emotional, financial and educational support to individuals who have sustained a catastrophic head or spinal cord injury in sanctioned team events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware.
The missions of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation and Magee Rehab are each focused on the same thing: improving the lives of people living with disabilities. Because of this, what started as a friendship between Adam and Magee has turned into a solid partnership between the Adam Taliaferro Foundation and the Hospital.
In 2011, the ATF and Magee hosted their first-ever joint fundraising event: The Adam Taliaferro Foundation and Magee Golf Outing. On Monday, October 21, the event will celebrate its third year with golf, live and silent auctions, and fantastic company at the Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. The event includes brunch, golf, a cocktail hour with grand hors d’oeuvres, and live and silent auctions. A great time is always had by all!
“As someone who has faced a spinal cord injury, I can tell you that the difference between surviving and thriving is support,” said Adam. “The Golf Outing is my way of giving back, of bolstering the research, rehab and programs that helped me, to ensure all people with spinal cord injuries have the same opportunities that made my recovery so successful.”
To participate in the golf outing or to obtain more information about sponsorships, please contact the Magee Development Office at (215) 587-3090 or contact Gus Ostrum, Adam Taliaferro Foundation, at (609) 502-0424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Adam’s story, check out the video below!