HARTFORD, Conn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--AMP1, a team of stand-up (non-wheelchair) amputee basketball players sponsored by Freedom Innovations, an Irvine, California based manufacturer of advanced technology prosthetic devices, is heading to Connecticut for some inspiring hoops and a message of hope for amputees everywhere.
With the help of high-tech prosthetics, the AMP1 players have overcome lower limb amputations (due to traumatic accidents, birth defects and cancer) to go on and play able-bodied, non-amputee teams -- and often win! AMP1 launched its first national tour in 2011, with stops in cities across the country, sold out games and a growing fan base. AMP1’s message is one of optimism and hope for those who have lost a limb, and for anyone facing adversity.
AMP1 will play an exhibition game against the University of Hartford to promote the possibilities for those living with physical challenges. The event will take place on October 17th at 12:15 pm at the UHart Sports Center on 200 Bloomfield Ave. in West Hartford. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Immediately following the game there will be an open Q&A session with the players.
The team arrives in Hartford after playing a series of similar exhibition games in New York City and Long Island.
AMP1 players all wear the Renegade® prosthetic foot, designed by Freedom Innovations especially for highly active amputees. It features carbon-fiber Z-Shock Technology, which stores and returns energy and provides the shock absorption that is critical for high impact activities such as basketball. Two of the players also utilize Freedom’s Plié® 2.0 MPC Knee, which combines cutting-edge microprocessor and hydraulic technologies to facilitate the responsive movements and stability required in the sport.
Freedom Innovations, LLC (www.freedom-innovations.com) designs, manufactures, and markets advanced technology lower extremity prosthetic devices that provide people with physical challenges the ability to reach their full potential. Based in Irvine, CA, Freedom’s lower extremity prosthetics are distributed around the world.
Media: Interviews and photos are available upon request. Please contact Paul Williams at 949/916-6880 or via email@example.com. During the events, contact Meghan Seus at 949-544-7912 for additional information.