ATHLETE RECOVERY FUND
Mission: To provide professional athletes in action sports with financial support after a severe injury and granting funds for rehabilitation, equipment, long-term disability and educational scholarships.
Get to Know Us
Athlete Recovery Fund (ARF) began in 2007 when BMX professional Stephen Murray was injured while competing. Starting a fundraiser and learning along the way what he had to go through forced me to act so that there would be help for others in the future.
Over the past 10 years helping dozens of athletes dealing with ER and Trauma rooms, doctors, nurses, insurance companies, rehab facilities and more ARF can provide priceless knowledge and guidance in these incredibly difficult situations.
Information is the key to a successful recovery and no matter where in the world you are ARF is here to help!
Executive Director | Aaron Cooke
WHAT WE DO
Severe Injury Advice
One Step At A Time
If you are admitted into ER or a Trauma care unit it can be overwhelming for the family. Knowing what to ask doctors and nurses puts you a step ahead of the injury and a step closer to recovery. In many cases doctors don't have any positive information to share and ARF will help you understand the terminology and details of your situation. ARF has an acute knowledge of dealing with Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and a number of Orthopedic needs.
Negotiating Insurance Coverage
Understanding The Fine Print
Many times insurance companies will do the minimum they can get away with. ARF helps to investigate claims and review policy coverage. Over the years we have saved athletes hundreds of thousands of dollars just by understanding the system.
What Is The First Step
In the world of GoFundMe and crowdfunding there are seemingly simple options available that could have detrimental effects down the road. Before you or a family members starts any fundraising consult with ARF to better understand the pro's and con's and different ways to accomplish assistance with your bills.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
Since day one we have been honored to work with some exceptional companies that pushed us to our goals and supported families when they needed it most. ESPN, NBC, Alli Sports, Ball Park, Nerf, Oakley, Rockstar Energy, Vans, Transworld, Play Station, Nike, S&M, Fit Bikes, Heal Clothing, Woodward, Paul Mitchell, Mt. Dew, Nooka, Matador, Subrosa, Totinos, Etnies, Dan's Comp, Monster Energy and more. We Thank you!