Save the date for our first annual Vincera Children’s Golf Classic!
Where: The ACE Club
When: Tuesday, April 11th 2017
Stay updated with event information by visiting our Vincera Children’s Classic page.
Registration information to come! For any questions or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Julia Stamatakis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-592-3195.
Dr. Meyers with Mo’ne Davis and Scott Bandura at the Up2Us Sports annual gala at the IAC Building in New York. Congrats to Mo’ne and Anderson Monarch’s coach Steve Bandura for being honored with their Up2Us Sports Legacy Award! They are a great example of what a positive player-coach relationship can do, both on and off the field. We were honored to sponsor the Anderson Monarch’s Barnstorming Tour in 2012 when we first met Steve, Mo’ne and the rest of the amazing team of coaches and kids.
16 tenth grade students in the medical track at Audenreid High, with their teacher, Jorja Darby, got to step into the shoes of medical professionals at Vincera Institute through Vincera Foundation’s Jocks2Docs program. Our Jocks2Doc program aims to create opportunity for youth to experience the multifaceted field of sports medicine, promoting awareness of the many career pathways within the field. Audenreid first participated in Jocks2Docs when Vincera visited the high school to teach an interactive class about sports injuries. Students in the class learned how to determine and prepare a SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment, and plan) note when examining patients as well as how to share it with those professionals along a patient’s care path.
Check out this great article in Sunday’s Inquirer about Dr. Meyers and the Vincera Team!
Star athletes flock to Vincera for game-changing surgery
By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
POSTED: April 20, 2015
When it comes to repairing pulled abdominal muscles or aching abductors, William Meyers is the go-to guy.
The 65-year-old surgeon is the founder of the Vincera Institute at Philadelphia’s Navy Yard, where marquee athletic stars and weekend warriors travel from across the country to fix core and hip injuries. The rehabbed USO building houses services from diagnosis to imaging to rehabilitation.
Since the 1980s, Meyers has performed some 20,000 operations on core muscles for the famous and the not so famous, about 700 over the last year alone.
Meyers’ patient list is a who’s who of past and present Philadelphia sports stars – including former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, Eagles tight end Brent Celek, and Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee. Not to mention such other greats as retired NBA star Grant Hill, former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings, and Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.
Vincera Foundation joins the Horner Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation and Philanthropy Network in hosting our fifth Funders’ Conversation focusing on sports based youth development. See invitation above for details.
April is National Youth Sports Safety month! We are excited to see programs and educators come together this month to help bring awareness to injury prevention! As spring and summer youth programs begin, it is a great time to help promote awareness of the increasing injuries in youth sports and help facilitate a better understanding of how we can prevent these injuries. Through the Foundation, we are able to provide health, fitness and injury prevention workshops for sports based youth development programs, their coaches, program professionals and parents. We continue to believe through the power of partnerships that we will have greatest impact in accomplishing our mission.
Below is a post from a nonprofit organization in St. Louis seeking to create safer high school sports programs. It was founded in 2014 by Dr. Ron Wagner. Check out these 4 easy steps that anyone associated with youth sports can do to help spread awareness and prevention for our youth.
As part of our Jocks2Docs program, a group of nine students from YSC Academy came through to explore career options in the world of sports medicine. The students focused on an ACL injury and how Vincera cares for patients all the way through diagnosis, treatment and rehab. Students got a first hand look at all of the components of the Vincera team: patients administrators, physician extenders, MRI/X-ray technicians, pre/post-opt nurses, sterilization specialists, OR surgeons and technical assistants, PT, rehab and yoga instructors.
On November 3, Vincera hosted a pilot Professional Development Symposium. They brought together The Philadelphia School Athletic Office, Up2Us, and Black Women in Sports Foundation centered around the theme “The Power of Culture and Coach.”
The goal was to work with a cadre of administrators and top coaches in improving the athletic culture, skill development, preparation, and programs for Philadelphia School District students. They served and highlighted the career path of coach as essential in the sports based youth development process.
Robert Coleman, Executive Director, Philadelphia School District Athletics
Claire Perry, Philadelphia Director, Up2Us
Sakora Miller, Up2Us Trained and Squash Smarts Coach
Lynsey Grace & Marirose Roach, Coaches
Dr. Marc Legere, Director, Jocks2Docs program
Dean Millard, Physical Therapist, Vincera Rehab
Whether it is warming up runners at Students Run Philly Style’s Generation Run, providing cross training and yoga instruction at Vincera’s summer bootcamp, or introducing our Jocks2Docs participants to the practice of yoga; Biz is there to support us! In her work with Vincera Foundation sports based youth development programs, she enjoys introducing students to “being present” through yoga, to a different way to manage stress, to value beauty in the moment, to give space and time to experience their own being.