ONS is Proud Sponsor of KIC-IT Triathlon

ONS IS PROUD TO SPONSOR THE KIDS IN CRISIS KIC-IT TRIATHLON SPORTING EVENT FOR THE THIRD YEAR.

KIC-IT is a vital fundraiser  for Kids in Crisis, Connecticut’s only free, round-the-clock crisis counseling center and temporary emergency shelter for children of all ages and spintowinfamilies dealing with abuse, neglect, homelessness, mental health issues or extreme family conflict. More than 800 athletes from throughout the Tri-state area are expected to participate in this popular two-day event. ONS is proud to support our community’s children in need and the important work of Kids in Crisis.

The Kids Triathlon takes place on Saturday, June 11 at Cove Beach in Stamford. Adults will compete on Sunday, June 12, in a variety of contests including the ninth annual Navigators Stamford KIC IT Olympic Triathlon, third annual Navigators Stamford KIC IT Sprint Triathlon and second annual Navigators Stamford KIC IT 5k and 10k races. These  USAT-sanctioned races lead athletes over courses along the Long Island Sound and throughout the city of Stamford.

Visit our booth during the Family Festival on Sunday from 9 am – 12 noon, where you can Spin to Win and test your knowledge of the body’s musculoskeletal system, injuries and treatments!

High Spirits at BCA 5K

TEAM ONS’ SPIRITS WERE HIGH AT THE BCA 5K.

Despite the rainy weather and cool temperatures, ONS orthopedic surgeons Marc S. Kowalsky, MD and Katherine B. Vadasdi, MD along with members of the ONS physical therapy department were in good form for the first annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K run/1 mile walk.  Team ONS ran, walked, (some did both) and manned the ONS sponsor’s table to Group Shot2greet fellow BCA supporters and educate them about the comprehensive orthopedic and neurosurgery services that are provided by the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at ONS.

ONS Physical Therapy Manager, Alicia Hirscht, DPT, SCS, CSCS, led a pre-run warm up routine before the runners took to the wet but beautiful course which started on Mason Street. wound its way down Steamboat Road and through Bruce Park before returning to Richards 3.1 miles later. Many thanks to Dr. Kowalsky, Dr. Vadasdi, Alicia, Chalon Lefevbre, PT, LMT, Betsy Kreuter, PT, CLT, Tanya Kalyuzhny, DPT, MDT,  Caitlin Yauch, PT, PT technicians Carolina Castillo and  Kristin Sury, and PT front desk rep Rachel Olsen, for their enthusiastic support.

ONS to Sponsor BCA 5-K Run/Walk for Hope

THE WOMEN’S SPORTS MEDICINE CENTER AT ONS IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE RUN/WALK FOR HOPE 5K.

It’s not too late to register and join Dr. Katie B. Vadasdi, sports medicine specialist and director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at ONWSMC BCA 5k t-shirtS, ONS Stamford Physicial Therapy Manager, Alicia Hirscht, DPT, SCS, CSCS, and others from Team ONS for a pre-run warm up and stretch before we hit the road!

WHEN: Sunday, May 1, 2016

WHAT: Breast Cancer Alliance Run/Walk for Hope 5K

WHERE: Beginning and ending at Richards, 359 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich

9:10 ONS Warm up

9:30  5K begins

10:45 One-mile kick off

The Women’s Sports Medicine Center at ONS is proud to support the Breast Cancer Alliance in its efforts to help eradicate breast cancer. Most of us know someone, or know of someone who has been faced with this disease. Last year, an estimated 1,700,00 American women were diagnosed with breast cancer, and nearly 600,000 American women died from it.

ONS is Proud to Support Seniors in Our Community

ONS is proud to support older residents in our community by sponsoring the 8th Annual Waveny LifeCare Network Mixed Paddle tournament, which raises much needed funds for their senior Paddle Logo 2016 Website2programs and housing services. Saturday, February 27 from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm. The event is open to all paddle tennis enthusiasts: Pro, A and B. Flights. The event will take place at four paddle court sites in New Canaan and is followed by refreshments and prizes. More information and to register.

2015 ONS Scholarship Award

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In June, Dr. Delos, MD, presented the ONS Scholarship to graduating student athlete Matheus Chaves.

THE 2015 ONS SCHOLARSHIP WAS AWARDED TO GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR, MATHEUS CHAVES.

As a way of giving back to the community, ONS awards a yearly scholarship to a graduating high school student that has exceled in both academics and athletics. This June, Dr. Demetris Delos presented Matheus Chaves with the ONS scholarship. Matheus is set to begin courses at Florida Atlantic University this fall where he plans to study Exercise Science. He hopes to become an athletic trainer. After completion of his bachelor’s degree, Matheus plans to return to the Fairfield County area to continue his education and become a physical therapist.

For the past three years, Matheus has worked with local youth at the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club as a camp counselor where he was awarded the Boy’s and Girl’s Club, Youth of the Year Award. We congratulate Matheus for his contribution to the community and his high school academic and sports career that involved soccer, track and field and wrestling.

When we asked Matheus what advice he would like to offer upconing high school seniors he said, “while going through the college selection process everything works out for a reason. Don’t worry if you don’t get in to the one you thought was your top pick, all things work out.”

From all of us at ONS, we wish Matheus well!

ONS Sponsors KicIt

Spin to Win game helps to learn about ortho/neuro and physical therapy.
Spin to Win game helps to learn about ortho/neuro and physical therapy.

The organization has 2 emergency shelters that provide a safe, healing environment for up to 20 children every day. The services are free and available to anyone. Last year Kids in Crisis helped over 6,000 children.

As a part of the Greenwich and Stamford communities, ONS selects opportunities to help  local athletes and non-profit causes. This past weekend, ONS sponsored the Stamford Kic It Triathlon which benefits Kids in Crisis.

Founded in 1978, Kids in Crisis works to help children and parents that are experiencing any kind of crisis, such as abuse, fights, family issues and more.

ONSbagsEach year, Kids in Crisis holds several events to raise support for the cause. There are three main events, Cards for Kids, Kic It Triathlon and a golf tournament. This past Sunday, June 28th, the 6th Annual KIC IT Triathlon was held at Mill River Park. ONS has been a sponsor of the event for 3 years. We are thrilled to help out such a great cause. The ONS booth featured fun, educational games like “Spin to Win”, to test your orthopedic/neurosurgical and physical therapy knowledge, and “Lil Bones,” an iPad educational game for all ages! Event-goers left our booth with ONS goodie bags that included educational literature, hot/cold packs, beach balls and other fun items. The proceeds from the triathlon and the other events help support Kids in Crisis and all they do for the children in our area.

Jason Solomon, PA-C
Jason Solomon, PA-C

This year we were proud to cheer on one of our own in the race. Jason Salomon, PA-C competed and said that although the roads were wet with rain water, the race is always a good race for any triathlete. Congratulations Jason on a great race!

ONS SPONSORS: Waveny LifeCare Network Mixed Paddle Tournament

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When: February 28, 2015 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Four Paddle Courts – Country Club of New Canaan, Field Club of new Canaan, Waveny Paddle Courts and The Lake Club

Sign-up to play: Call Joanne Boyer at 203.594.5416 or email jboyer@waveny.org

ONS sponsors Waveny LifeCare Network, a not-for-profit comprehensive continuum of care that has served the needs of New Canaan and the greater community since 1975. Waveny LifeCare Network offers a progression of therapeutic programs, services and living options to enhance the quality of life of those they serve.

ONS SPONSORS NEWS 12 SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD

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October 2014 – June 2015, NEWS 12 CONNECTICUT will introduce and recognize a local area high school student athlete by featuring the student and their school during the NEWS 12 CONNECTICUT SCHOLAR ATHLETE weekly segment sponsored by ONS. Students who excel in both academics and athletics are nominated by coaches and athletic directors with extracurricular activities and leadership qualities noted. At the end of each academic year, scholarships are awarded to three NEWS 12 CONNECTICUT Scholar Athletes.

Watch NEWS 12 CONNECTICUT on Mondays 5 p.m. to midnight to catch the stories of the nominees. Cross-channel airing will run on CNBC, ESPN, ESPN2, MSG-TV, NBCS-TV or visit <NEWS 12 Sports online>.

Missed a segment? Links to our NEWS12 SCHOLAR ATHLETES are listed below:
Matt Doyle
Jamie Kockenmeister
Olivia Haskell
Simon Whiteman
Ali Weiner
Lars Pederson
Hannah Caldwell
Elizabeth Miller
Dugald Shannon