The Orthotic Prosthetic Assistance Fund (OPAF) & The First Clinics announced new 2011 sponsors who have supported adaptive recreational pursuits. Becker Orthopedic of Troy, Mich. is the newest Bronze Level Sponsor for this year. Becker previously has been an event sponsor with the combined First Dive and First Paddle events in Michigan.
“Becker is both proud and excited to be a corporate sponsor for OPAF in 2011. The work OPAF is doing with The First Clinics to engage patients in social activities through athletics is second to none and we are honored to be a part of it. We look forward to working with OPAF and their orthotic patients to help make their experiences at The First Clinics the best they can be,” C. Rudolf Becker, IV, vice president of sales and marketing, stated in a press release.
O&P Business News also joins OPAF as a Patron Level Sponsor for 2011. O&P Business News previously has been a Cocktails for a Cause sponsor of the First Bid Live & Silent Auction events held at the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting.
“O&P Business News is honored to support OPAF’s mission and their efforts in 2011,” Joan-Marie Stiglich, ELS, senior vice president of SLACK Incorporated, the parent company to O&P Business News, stated. “We applaud OPAF for helping people reach new personal goals and are excited to be able to contribute to that success.”
Cardinal Prosthetics and Orthotics of Winchester, Va. is now a Signature Level Sponsor. Owner Richard Churchill, CPO, an amputee athlete, has participated in First Clinics and understands the value of both the adaptive activity and the support to participants that these events provide, according to the press release.