Nike, Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and Icelandic company Össur have partnered to provide coaching for the Össur Running and Mobility Clinc Presented by CAF, CAF Swim and CAF Sitting Volleyball Clinics.
Over 80 individuals with physical challenges from USA’s Pacific Northwest gathered in May this year, at the Nike World Headquarters for three CAF clinics. Three Paralympic hopefuls assisted in the clinics throughout the day, including CAF spokesperson, Team Össur and Nike Athlete Sarah Reinertsen, CAF Senior Programs Manager and Össur Ambassador Travis Ricks and Sam Surowiec – all three are . Also on-site was Össur Ambassador, marathon runner and teacher Jami Marseilles..
“I know I can run faster and I know I can truly go the distance. I just need something to help take my running to the next level and help me keep up with the fastest in my group,” said Lexzy. “I know that these new running legs can help me take my running to the next level.”
“Össur is dedicated to continually innovate so that more people may enjoy life without limitations. We are pleased to have partnered with CAF over the past two decades, and to offer Össur Running and Mobility Clinics presented by CAF like this one across the nation, which continue to grow in scale and attendance each year. We are inspired by everyone who attends these clinics, including young people like Lexzy, who pursue their dreams of enjoying the full benefits of mobility and physical activity,” said Kim De Roy, CPO/PT, Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Education, Prosthetics for Össur Americas.
Clinic participants also took part in the CAF Swim Clinic that provided instruction by elite coaches. Plus, CAF’s first-ever Sitting Volleyball Clinic showcased a Paralympic sport that can be played by physically challenged and able-bodied players alike.
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with Össur and Nike to provide the necessary skills and like-minded community so that people of all abilities have access to live an active, healthy lifestyle,” said CAF CEO Bill Geppert.