Who We Support

Since 2015, The TB12 Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 to amateur athletes and organizations in need of assistance. The Foundation is focused on its mission to help athletes of diverse backgrounds achieve their goals, despite the physical or socioeconomic obstacles in their path.

What We Do:

Since inception, the Foundation has provided more than 3,500 sessions to sponsored athletes of all ages and backgrounds, and that number continues to grow.  We’ve witnessed first-hand what a game-changer these services have been for every single one of our Foundation clients, and this year, we broadened our mission, and expanded our mandate and our reach to include a great deal more community-based work.
Our team of TB12 Body Coaches executed a “Recovery Pop-Up” for the Foundation’s first-ever Boston Marathon team and dozens of fellow runners on Patriot’s Day, 2019.  They’ve done the same for Haymakers for Hope’s fighters, who train and fundraise to knock out cancer, and for participants who completed the recent St. Jude’s Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer.
The TB12 Body Coaches hit the road this summer to run sessions on functional strength and conditioning, cognitive health, pliability and active warm-ups, and provide group workouts and educational talks on nutrition and hydration to hundreds of underserved teens at the Lawrence Sports Leadership Academy at Lawrence High School.
As the TB12 Boston Performance and Recovery Center opened its doors last month, we executed a “day of service,” spanning out across the Commonwealth to run a workout for construction workers during their morning “stretch and flex” session at a jobsite in the Seaport, hold a recovery pop-up with active members of the Boston Police Department’s Gang Unit, and execute a functional strength and conditioning practice with players on Excel High School’s South Boston Knights unified football team.

In Their Own Words

Kevin Flike

Meet Special Forces Green Beret, and TB12 Foundation Client Kevin Flike. Kevin was a Green Beret in the United States Army for seven years. On September 25, 2011, during his second deployment to Afghanistan, he was shot in the stomach and suffered several injuries, requiring multiple surgeries. He was left with a fractured hip, paralyzed left leg, and was medically retired due to his injuries.

By Christmas of 2017, Kevin’s back hurt so bad that he spent most of the holiday lying flat on the floor. He knew something had to change, and finally decided, with a lot of skepticism, to try out the TB12 Sports Therapy Center in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Kevin revealed that after a few visits with the Sports Therapy Center’s top-notch Body Coaches, he was regaining mobility, strength, and endurance – and the most transformative development? He wasn’t living in constant pain – freeing up what he says was the mental energy he finally had to reach and then set new goals. Here’s Kevin’s story.

Mike Chambers

Meet TB12 Foundation client Mike Chambers, a 33 year-old ultra-marathoner, hiker, ice climber and outdoorsman who suffered a devastating climbing accident left him with a broken tibia, dislocated shoulder, and later, a fractured heel bone.

His recovery at the TB12 Sports Therapy Center in Foxboro, MA, is well-documented in an oft-cited Men’s Journal article. His doctor advised him not to put weight on it for three months, but at ten weeks post-injury, he was not only walking already, he was actually climbing up the last pitch of New Hampshire’s Black Dike. After that, Chambers faced his toughest challenge: the Tahoe 200 Endurance Run, a 100 hour, 205.5-mile event around the Tahoe Rim Trail.

Donations

Your tax-deductible donation helps fund sponsorships for education, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement services for at-risk athletes and individuals. It also helps provide grants for schools, organizations or communities in need of financial assistance whose goals align with the TB12 Foundation’s mission.

Give a gift to athletes and athletic communities in need by making a donation to the TB12 Foundation.

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Third-Party Events

Our Foundation exists to help athletes excel in both sports and life. In order to make this impact, fundraising for our programs remains one of our biggest priorities. If you or your company want to host a third party event, consider the TB12 Foundation. Download our 3rd Party Events Partnership Guidelines for more information.

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Your tax-deductible donation helps fund sponsorships for education, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement services for at-risk athletes and individuals. It also helps provide grants for schools, organizations or communities in need of financial assistance whose goals align with the TB12 Foundation's mission.

Donate Now