Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) May 07, 2011
180 Medical Inc., one of the country’s fastest growing "Nationally Accredited" providers of sterile use catheters, urologic and disposable medical supplies, is proud to announce a partnership with the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
On April 1, 2011, 180 Medical began helping fund grants for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, Access for Athletes program. This program begins where insurance ends, funding high quality sports equipment, training materials, and other resources for physically challenged individuals.
Grants from the Challenged Athletes Foundation are given to physically disabled people who can’t afford the training and special equipment needed to participate in sports. These grants not only give people the ability to participate in sports they love, but boost their physical activities and can improve confidence and self-esteem.
Todd Brown, Founder and CEO of 180 Medical, is particularly touched by this new partnership. Brown expressed his enthusiasm, saying,
“I am very excited to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation and give back to activities that have helped me. As a wheelchair athlete myself, I compete in marathons, monoskiing, and more. Giving wheelchair athletes the opportunity to get in on the action is a wonderful thing.”
Todd Brown and other members of the 180 Medical staff have been personally affected by physical disabilities. Having the ability to help people with disabilities, get off the sidelines and participate in the sports they love is a real honor. An honor for a company that prides itself on helping people with disabilities, live actively each and every day. By providing sterile use catheters, urologic and disposable medical supplies, 180 Medical helps people live an active lifestyle, just like the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
The Challenged Athletes Foundation requires an athlete’s physical disability to be recognized by the International Paralympic Committee classifications. There is no discrimination based on age, gender, or sports ability, but applicants for 180 Medical supported grants must show a clear financial need.