Sunrise Medical Canada Inc., official partner of the Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

26/04/2017

Concord, Ontario, Sunrise Medical Canada Inc. is the official wheelchair partner for the Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship. Sunrise is proud to grow this relationship established back in 2014 during the Women’s World Championship in Toronto. Sunrise offers high performance Quickie and RGK basketball wheelchairs to elite players. “The entire Sunrise Team is delighted to support the athletes and Wheelchair Basketball Canada during the World Championships and the 2017 Canadian School Program. This is part of Sunrise Medical’s mission to provide athletes with the highest quality products to perform at the next level. Sunrise has been closely involved in supporting athletes across multiple disciplines and around the world during the recent Paralympic Games in Rio. To be part of a world class event and the creation of a legacy for wheelchair basketball in Canada is something Sunrise proudly supports”, says Dominique Sedlezky, Marketing Director.

More about the World Junior Championship
The Men’s U23 World Championship is a tournament featuring over 400 athletes, coaches, delegates and volunteers. It includes 42 games scheduled over 8 days, click here to see the schedule.
The competition will be held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto from June 8 to 16, 2017. One of the goals for the event is to raise the profile and general awareness about the abilities of athletes and to demonstrate the inclusive nature of wheelchair basketball sport.

More about the School Program
The Wheelchair Basketball Schools Program is designed to educate teachers and students about the sport of wheelchair basketball and encourage youth, with or without a disability, to be physically active.The inclusive program generates awareness for parasport and promotes positive attitudinal change toward disability.

Video about the school program

“We are very excited and proud to be working alongside Wheelchair Basketball Canada on their numerous grassroots and development programs which will help grow the sport that we all love and support.”- says Mike Longo, Sales Director .
Sunrise Medical Canada has been involved with supplying Quickie basketball wheelchairs for the program. The program is offered this year in over 120 schools mainly in Ontario. This program is made possible with the initiative of Wheelchair Basketball Canada, the Ontario Wheelchairs Sports Association and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an Agency of the government of Ontario.;

To learn more about the School Program click here:

http://www.wheelchairbasketball.ca/


Sunrise Medical
A world leader in the development, design, manufacture and distribution of manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, motorized scooters and both standard and customized seating and positioning systems, Sunrise Medical manufactures products in their own facilities in the United States, Mexico, Germany,
United Kingdom, Spain, China, Holland, Poland, Norway and Canada. Sunrise Medical’s key products, marketed under the Quickie, Sopur, Zippie, Breezy, Sterling, JAY, Whitmyer and Switch-It proprietary brands, are sold through a network of homecare medical product dealers or distributors in more than 130 countries. The company is headquartered in Malsch, Germany, with North American headquarters in Fresno, Calif., and employs more than 2,000 associates worldwide.
For more information please contact Dominique Sedlezky at dominique.sedlezky@sunmed.com
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