Being involved in meaningful leisure activities is one of the best ways to adjust to lifestyle changes caused by a disability.
Recreation Therapy programs have a profound and lasting effect on the quality of life of people with disabilities, yet they are not covered under individual insurance policies, and are often not available through other sources, like community recreation programs. By sponsoring Derby Day, you and your company are helping people with catastrophic injuries or diseases lead active, healthy lives. Your support funds Shepherd's Recreation Therapy activities like the Wheelchair Division of the Peachtree Road Race and the Adventure Skills Workshop.
It's a great way to get your company involved in the Atlanta community.
More than 1,300 of Atlanta's current and future leaders attend Derby Day. In the past 36 years, the Junior Committee has raised more than $4.7 million for the patients of Shepherd Center. All corporate sponsors receive special recognition on Derby Day and are acknowledged in Spinal Column, Shepherd Center's periodic magazine with a circulation of 30,000.