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Ottobock is a proud supporter of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017
As an official technical service provider during the Games, Ottobock will provide competitors with repairs and adjustments.
AUSTIN, Texas, (July 1, 2017) – Ottobock HealthCare, a world-leading supplier of innovative solutions for people with limited mobility, is a proud supporter of the Invictus Games and will provide athletes in this international sporting competition with prosthetic and orthotic technical services for the third year since its 2014 inaugural event in London.
Established by Prince Harry, the Invictus Games is the only international adaptive sporting event for ill, wounded, and injured military service members. With 550 competitors from 17 nations participating this year, the Invictus Games will be held from September 23-30, at state-of-the-art sport venues throughout Toronto.
Housed at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, the technical services team will again be staffed with experienced Paralympic and Invictus team experts who will be available to adjust, repair, or replace a limb or brace for participants competing in 12 adaptive sports events. These events include archery, indoor rowing, powerlifting, cycling, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, track and field events, and golf.
“It is an honor to provide tech services for active duty military personnel and veterans competing in this international event for the third year,” says Matt Swiggum, Regional President and CEO for Ottobock North America. “Ottobock has a long history of partnering with international sporting competitions that support athletes with physical challenges reach their goals. We welcome the opportunity to assist these brave men and women as they compete through sport at the Invictus Games again this year.”
About Ottobock: Ottobock uses innovative technology, superior service, and world-class education to help people with physical mobility challenges. Established in 1919 in Germany, Ottobock opened its doors in the U.S. in 1958 and in Canada in 1978. Currently in its third generation as a privately held company, Ottobock offers products and services to help people maintain or regain their freedom of movement.