Sponsor Spotlight: Grzanka Grit McDonald

May 11th, 2015 by Team OAM NOW / Athletic Mentors

Grzanka Grit McDonald

This Grand Rapids law firm, offering personal service in practice areas from workers compensation law to product liability, has been a supporter of Team OAM Now/Athletic Mentors for many years.

As one of the  highest (AV) rated firms in the distinctive Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, it’s no wonder that Grzanka Grit McDonald share a desire for excellence with Team OAM Now athletes. In fact, firm founder and president, Chuck Grzanka is such a strong believer in the team that he’s a member (Team OAM Now Triathlon).

Grzanka has been a strong advocate for cyclists in Michigan for decades and his firm specializes in cyclist accident crash litigation, among many other services. In fact, Grzanka and his firm have represented injured athletes for many years statewide and, more recently, throughout the country. Their new site, www.MichiganCyclingLawyer.com, has allowed them to help a wider and more diverse group of injured athletes. Knowing the injured athlete personally allows for a strong working relationship.

FullSizeRenderGrzanka says “Being a cyclist and triathlete myself brings a new level of sport knowledge which is unknown to most lawyers. I have lectured to many groups and clubs about cycling safety as well as instructed law enforcement in specifics of Michigan bike law. It has been my belief that an educated athlete and law enforcement officer can, and will, work together to reduce the increasing number of auto/athlete crashes statewide.”

Previous clients have referred to the partners at Grzanka Grit McDonald as leaders who are knowledgeable, aggressive, and professional. Because they share these characteristics and values with the Team OAM Now/Athletic Mentors athletes they support, they’re an excellent match.

Ed Note: The relationship between athlete and sponsor is often understated and oversimplified. Team OAM Now/AM does its best to make sure the relationship we build with our sponsors reflects its importance.

We promote our sponsor’s brand, with professionalism, on social media including blogs and Facebook. We are active in the community and participate in over 75 community events every year to help our sponsors give back to community. We (the athletes) understand our sponsors’ services and brand, use their products and services, and refer business to them. In return, the sponsors help us develop young athletes, and create exposure and opportunities where those circumstances might not otherwise exist.

For a sponsor, this kind of support is also an investment in someone’s dreams, a measure of faith in ability and determination, and a connection with the team’s values.  For an athlete, the support given by a sponsor is invaluable. In fact, it’s more than support; it’s a vote of confidence; it’s an opportunity to achieve; it promises the joy of bringing along a “family” when there is triumph.

For this reason, we’d like to take time to introduce you to our sponsors. We cannot thank them enough for their support of Team OAM/Now, its athletes, its goals and visions, and its values. 



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