Arthrex Proudly Commits to Three-Year Sponsorship of Naples Equestrian Challenge

NECAs a long-standing supporter of the Naples Equestrian Challenge (NEC), Arthrex is proud to announce it has recently become the nonprofit organization's Champion Sponsor with a three-year commitment to NEC's existing programs and events. In addition, Arthrex has made a substantial donation to NEC's Barn Raising Capital Campaign to fund its much needed expansion. 

Naples Equestrian Challenge, Inc., based in Naples, FL, has a mission of improving the lives of children and adults with special needs through therapeutic riding and other equine-related programs.  

“We are proud to support and partner with Naples Equestrian Challenge as the organization’s mission aligns well with Arthrex’s overall commitment to the health and well-being of our community,” said Lisa Gardiner, Arthrex spokeswoman and a member of the Arthrex Charitable Committee.

NECArthrex has applied its expertise in orthopaedics and biologics for humans to develop more than 100 products for treating horses and dogs through its Arthrex Vet Systems division, which manufactures treatments for conditions that often affect NEC’s therapy horses, such as arthritis and soft tissue injuries. Over the last few years, a representative of Arthrex has regularly visited NEC to administer the Arthrex ACP and IRAP II injections to the NEC therapy horses that need them.  

“Without Arthrex’s commitment to and compassion for NEC’s therapy horses, NEC would never be in a position to afford these highly beneficial treatments,” said NEC Executive Director Kim Minarich. “The Arthrex ACP and IRAP II injections ensure that our horses can comfortably carry out their therapy work with our riders with special needs.”

The ACP treatment delivers a high concentration of plasma rich platelets to soft tissue injury sites, increasing the amount of growth factors which help the injury heal. The IRAP II is an anti-inflammatory therapy that blocks one of the major inflammatory substances the body releases in the event of injury or arthritis.

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