Aliso Viejo, Calif.-- a major track and field event for lower-limb amputees, with over $100,000 in training grants for the winners, is being held on April 18-19 at the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Arco Training Center in San Diego, Calif. Called the Ultimate Challenge Track and Field Invitational, it is presented by Flex-Foot Inc., a world wide leading producer of prosthetic feet, and sponsored by United Airlines, Coca Cola, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Following the Success of the 1996 Paralympics with nearly 4000 competitors from over 100 nations, the Ultimate Challenge is offering a first in amputee athletics- more than $100,000 in training grants will be distributed to the winners and runnersup in each competition.
Bob Fosberg, president and CEO of Flex-Foot, said that his company is proud to host the Ultimate Challenge and to offer training grants to these World Class athletes. "We are proud that these grants are consistent with the Paralympic Solidarity Program. We have long supported the Paralympics as one of the means of affecting societal change by providing the impetus for the recognition and acceptance of persons with disabilities-- not only in sport, but in every aspect of our daily lives. While this meet is a first, we hope it is not going to be the only meet that supports paralympians with training grants."
75 athletes from 15 countries competed in this innaugural event.
Internet solutions provided by O&P Digital Technologies