AMP1, a team of amputees playing stand-up basketball, will compete at the Nike 3on3 basketball tournament at L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles, on August 6-7, 2011.

The AMP1 team will demonstrate, with the help of high-tech prosthetics, how they have overcome lower limb amputations caused by traumatic accidents, congenital complications, and cancer.

In addition to the tournament, the AMP1 varsity team will be featured in a 3on3 exhibition game with celebrities at the Nike Center Court on August 6th from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

AMP1 will also be featured in the Nike Fan Fest area where attendees can meet the team including co-founder Scott Odom, who will be signing his book Stand Up: I Lost My Leg to Cancer, Not My Dream. Odom’s book chronicles his journey as a 14-year-old athlete with bone cancer facing the choice to have his leg amputated.

The Nike 3on3 tournament in Los Angeles concludes AMP1’s six-city national tour. In addition to playing basketball while on tour, AMP1 visits hospitals, schools, clinics, and rehabilitation facilities to provide inspiration, and motivation.

Comprised of amputee athletes who connected via YouTube while seeking opportunities to play competitive stand-up basketball, the team launched their inaugural national tour in 2011 with the help of sponsors Freedom Innovations, and the P.L.A.Y. Foundation

[Source: AMP1 Basketball]