BELLEVILLE, Ill. (July 28, 2011) — The ROHO Group, manufacturer of support surface products for medical and consumer applications, will serve as a National Sponsor for the 31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games being held in Pittsburgh, PA, August 1–6, 2011. This marks the 26th consecutive year that The ROHO Group has generously supported the Games.
“The ROHO Group is extremely proud to be one of only two continuous sponsors of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games since 1985,” said Robert W. Graebe, CEO of The ROHO Group. “Our active involvement and support reflects our admiration of all participants for their dedication, enthusiasm and athletic abilities. We are pleased each year to join other prominent sponsors in recognizing the contribution of America’s veterans to our country, our democracy and our freedom.”
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games, presented annually by Paralyzed Veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), are open to all U.S. military veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition as a result of spinal cord injury, certain neurological conditions, amputations or other mobility impairments. The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and Keystone Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America will host the 2011 Games.
Veterans at the Games will compete in 17 events: swimming, table tennis, weightlifting, archery, air guns, basketball, nine ball, softball, quad rugby, bowling, handcycling, wheelchair slalom, power soccer, a motorized wheelchair rally, track and field and trapshooting. Athletes compete in all events against others with similar athletic ability, competitive experience or age. For more information about the 31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games, go to www.pva.org/2011Games or www.wheelchairgames.va.gov.
Specializing in shape fitting technology®, The ROHO Group manufactures and distributes a variety of standard and custom-size wheelchair cushions and accessories, back systems, powered and non-powered support surfaces and the full line of XSENSOR® Pressure Mapping Systems. For more information, visit The ROHO Group’s website at www.therohogroup.com or contact customer service at (800) 851-3449 or outside the U.S. at (618) 277-9173.
Sixty-five years ago, Paralyzed Veterans of America was founded by a band of spinal cord injured service members who returned home from World War II to a grateful nation, but also to a world with few solutions to the challenges they faced. These veterans from the “Greatest Generation” made a decision not just to live, but to live with dignity as contributors to society. They created an organization dedicated to veterans’ service, medical research and civil rights for people with disabilities. And for more than six decades, Paralyzed Veterans of America and its 34 chapters have been working to create an America where all veterans, and people with disabilities, and their families, have everything they need to thrive. (www.pva.org)
For more information, contact:
The ROHO Group
(800) 851-3449 ext. 2220