Party At Shriners

Giving back is part of what makes my company, Market Technologies, so incredible. Over the weekend, we hosted a party for patients and their families at Tampa Bay Shriners Hospitals for Children. Earlier this year, I announced the partnership with Shriners for Q3 of 2017. Then, later at the company’s quarterly event, I announced the extension of the partnership.

Since forming this partnership, Market Technologies has been donating a portion of its sales to benefit the children at the hospital. Shriners Hospitals for Children has 22 locations in Canada, Mexico and the United States which provide care for children suffering from a wide range of pediatric orthopedic conditions regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

In addition to their ongoing monetary donations to Shriners, Market Technologies sponsored the event for the patients and their families, to provide them with a memorable experience full of happiness. Each patient received a personalized invitation in the mail to the party, with thirteen patients and their families, including twenty-one siblings, in attendance. In addition to a tour of the hospital, the event included food, games, and interactive performances by the popular children’s entertainer, Mr. Tommy.

The party was a huge success, measured by the smiles on the kids’ faces and the positive feedback by the patients, their families as well as the staff of Market Technologies who were in attendance. The event was both heartwarming and rewarding. Joyce, an employee of Market Technologies, said, “I’m very grateful to work for a company that believes in giving back.”

Partnership With Shriners Announced

I had the privilege to announce to a crowd of Market Technologies employees and Shriners Hospital representatives that a portion of all sales the trading software company makes during the third quarter of 2017 will be donated to the children’s hospital through an event to be held later this year.

True giving is when you give without any expectation of anything in return. We wanted to do something that would allow everyone in this room to experience the joy of giving.

Since 2007, my family and Market Technologies have donated more than $592,000 to local and national non-profit organizations thanks largely to the success it provides to nearly 25,000 customers.

“With what you all are going to do, it’s going to make a huge impact in so many lives,” said Leigh Dittman, a senior at Gaither High School who was invited to attend the event. Dittman was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, commonly known as brittle bone disease, and has been a patient at Shriners’ Tampa location for most of her life.

Shriners Hospital for Children has 22 locations in Canada, Mexico and the United States and provides care for children suffering from a wide range of pediatric orthopedic conditions, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.