Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. is proud to announce its sponsorship of TEAM Sports in its 2010 Face of America bicycle ride. The 10th anniversary, 110 mile, Face of America bicycle ride will begin on Saturday, April 24th in Washington, DC and will conclude with a dramatic arrival on Sunday, April 25th in Gettysburg, Pa. on the battlefield.
World T.E.A.M. Sports (The Exceptional Athlete Matters) creates inclusive sports TEAMS, hosting challenging athletic events combining disabled and able persons to promote inclusion and TEAMwork. To change the way the World views athletes of all abilities, World TEAM uses the powerful platform of sports to bring together participants with and without disabilities. There are an increasing number of servicemen and women returning from the war with severe injuries. This ride will honor them and thank these young men and women for their service. We will also be honoring active duty and retired military, who will be riding with us.
Face of America will highlight the potential and capabilities of all participants. Like all Face of America rides, this is about meeting challenges, a sense of camaraderie, and the development of lasting knowledge that ALL of the participants are integral members of their TEAM.
“We are proud to sponsor this event as one of our own patients, Louis Shuba, of Gettysburg, will be riding,” says Jeffrey Brandt, CEO & Founder of the Gettysburg based Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc., “Lou is an amazing man who I had the pleasure to climb Mt. Washington with a few years ago. A true inspiration, he definitely embodies the World TEAM philosophy and said it best when he said, “A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America, for an amount of up to and including my life. Many times as we go down the road of life we are asked to give. These hero’s volunteered and ended up giving more than most of us can imagine. They have not, however, lost the desire to participate in challenging events as a part of their rehabilitation.”