Athlete Assistance Fund
The Athlete Assistance Fund is an independent, 501(c)3 not-for-profit that makes counseling services available to any current or former USA Gymnastics member gymnast who suffered sexual abuse within the sport of gymnastics. It confidentially connects athletes to skilled healthcare providers for appropriate treatment through an independent third-party organization. The Athlete Assistance Fund is not affiliated with USA Gymnastics.
History of the Athlete Assistance Fund
The Athlete Assistance Fund was established in early 2018 through a grant from the not-for-profit National Gymnastics Foundation to provide confidential access to and funding for counseling services for any current or former USA Gymnastics gymnast who suffered sexual abuse within the sport of gymnastics. The Athlete Assistance Fund is now an independent 501(c)3 not-for-profit and is not affiliated with USA Gymnastics.
PHP Management Systems
The Athlete Assistance Fund is administered by PHP Management Systems. PHP is an independent third-party healthcare management group that provides confidential guidance to the athletes on Athlete Assistance Fund enrollment, requirements and procedures, and connects the athletes to professional healthcare providers.
Established in 1983 by physicians, the PHP is a not-for-profit employee benefits and administration company with nearly 65,000 members. PHP’s services include third-party administration, predictive modeling and data analytics, cost containment and medical management solutions, as well as traditional employee benefit products.
PHP is not affiliated with USA Gymnastics or the National Gymnastics Foundation.
The Athlete Assistance Fund is governed by a Board of Directors who are passionate about the sport of gymnastics and helping ensure the safety and well-being of gymnasts in all aspects of their training and competitive careers.