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Salute to Service Award

Jon Kolb

Jon Kolb (NFL Legend)

Former Steelers offensive tackle and assistant coach Jon Kolb founded Adventures in Training with a Purpose (ATP) to confront health and movement related issues in vulnerable populations who no longer have the benefit of paid rehabilitation. Through this non-profit, Jon and his staff work with children and adults, many of whom are veterans, with purposeful physical training to improve their quality of life. Jon joined the Army National Guard as a Steelers rookie in 1969 and truly has a heart for veterans. There are approximately 42,000 charitable organizations in the United States dedicated to serving the American veteran. Many of these organizations support veterans by offering short-term financial assistance to improve or maintain their quality of life. ATP is dedicated to improving the lives of these men and women through purposeful physical training, to empower veterans with the freedom to move and perform tasks of daily living without the need of assistance. Active-duty military and veterans make up 53 percent of ATP's clients and are served free of charge at one of three locations – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Hermitage, Pennsylvania, and Youngstown, Ohio. At the Youngtown location, 95 percent of those they serve are veterans. Through distinctive balance and stability training, sensory integration and motor skills training they help bolster physical ability. Jon speaks with pride and admiration for the clients with whom he works. Many lives have been positively transformed through the ATP program thanks to Jon Kolb's work with ATP.