A beverage company and its official charity have teamed up to commission the creation of a custom sports wheelchair for an adaptive sports athlete.
Together, LifeAID Beverage Company—maker of the FitAID nutritional product—and its official charity, I Am Adaptive, have commissioned Xcalibur Sports Chairs, Madison, Ga, to create a custom wheelchair to be used in Crossfit training and competition by I Am Adaptive Athlete and FitAID-sponsored adaptive sports athlete Michael Mills, explains a media release from LifeAID Beverage Company.
Mills, paralyzed since age 16 due to a drunk driver, has been a competitive athlete since 1999. He holds numerous world records and “first ever” accomplishments for an adaptive sports athlete in events such as wheelchair track and road racing, obstacle course racing, Spartan Racing, and the GORUCK military-type endurance competition, according to the release.
The FitAID-sponsored wheelchair has been fabricated to Mills’ specifications, per the release.
“The chair is lighter, stiffer, and stronger than any other, so it can take the beating of a WOD. It has various attachments that allow the user to remain in the chair, while still performing any exercise scaled for the adaptive athlete,” he explains in the release.
For more information, visit LifeAID Beverage Company.
[Source(s): LifeAID Beverage Company, PR Newswire]