|[October 10, 2013]
Amputee Basketball Team AMP1 Heads to New York City for "To Dare is to Do" Game, Long Island Hoops Event
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
AMP1, a team of stand-up (non-wheelchair) amputee basketball players
sponsored by Freedom Innovations, an Irvine, California-based
manufacturer of advanced technology prosthetic devices, is heading to
New York for some inspiring hoops and a message of hope for amputees
With the help of high-tech prosthetics, the AMP1 players have overcome
lower limb amputations (due to traumatic accidents, birth defects and
cancer) to go on and play able-bodied, non-amputee teams -- and often
win! AMP1 launched its first national tour in 2011, with stops in cities
across the country, sold out games and a growing fan base. AMP1's
message is one of optimism and hope for those who have lost a limb, and
for anyone facing adversity.
AMP1 will first play against the School of Sport Business team in a
friendly exhibition event that will benefit "To Dare is to Do," a
charitable organization designed to provide sporting events and raise
awareness for teens and adults aged 16-40 who are physically disabled.
The event will take place on Monday, October 14th, at 5:00
p.m. at the John Jy College Gymnasium, 889 10th Ave. The
general public is welcome to arrive early for a 4:30 p.m. team meet and
greet. Tickets for this event are 1 for $10, 2 for $15 and proceeds will
benefit "To Dare is to Do."
The next evening, on Tuesday, October 15th, AMP1 heads to
Long Island to take on the LI Hoops Basketball team at 8 p.m. at the
Alan and Kathy Greenberg Sports Pavilion on 75 Colonial Road in Wheatley
Heights. Tickets for this event are $5 and proceeds will benefit the
Adventure Amputee Camp.
After the New York events, AMP1 will travel to West Hartford, CT, for an
October 17th exhibition game at the University of Hartford.
AMP1 players all wear the Renegade® prosthetic foot, designed by Freedom
Innovations especially for highly active amputees. It features
carbon-fiber Z-Shock Technology, which stores and returns energy and
provides the shock absorption that is critical for high impact
activities such as basketball. Two of the players also utilize Freedom's
Plié® 2.0 MPC Knee, which combines cutting-edge microprocessor and
hydraulic technologies to facilitate the responsive movements and
stability required in the sport.
Freedom Innovations, LLC (www.freedom-innovations.com)
designs, manufactures, and markets advanced technology lower extremity
prosthetic devices that provide people with physical challenges the
ability to reach their full potential. Based in Irvine, CA (News - Alert), Freedom's
lower extremity prosthetics are distributed around the world.
Media: Interviews and photos are available upon request. Please contact
Paul Williams at 949-916-6880 or via email@example.com.
During the events, contact Meghan Seus at 949-544-7912 for additional
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