The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF), San Diego, California, and Össur Americas, Foothill Ranch, California, have renewed their partnership.
Under the terms of the new three-year agreement, Össur will continue to serve as the exclusive provider of prosthetic components to CAF and will sponsor a series of mobility clinics for individuals with amputations. Össur will also serve as a sponsor of all of CAF’s other sports clinics and the annual San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC).
“Össur is proud to continue supporting the Challenged Athletes Foundation through this three-year agreement,” said Mahesh Mansukhani, president of Össur Americas. “CAF’s efforts to encourage athletes with physical challenges to remain active aligns perfectly with our mission to provide amputees with the technology they need to live a life without limitations.”
According to CAF Executive Director Virginia Tinley, in 2011, Össur’s support allowed CAF to fulfill 54 grants for running feet and knees through its Access for Athletes program. “Thanks in large measure to the Össur Leg Amputee Running and Mobility Clinics, the demand for sports prosthetics-and the desire to be physically active-continues to build within the amputee community,” she said.
In 2012, Össur will sponsor six running and mobility clinics.
For more information about CAF, visit www.challengedathletes.org