Ottobock HealthCare will supply prosthetic and technical services at the 2017 Invictus Games, scheduled for Sept. 23 through 30, in Toronto, according to a press release.
“It is an honor to provide tech services for active duty military personnel and veterans competing in this international event for the third year,” Matt Swiggum, regional president and chief executive officer for Ottobock North America, said in the release. “Ottobock has a long history of partnering with international sporting competitions that support athletes with physical challenges reach their goals. We welcome the opportunity to assist these brave men and women as they compete through sport at the Invictus Games again this year.”
The 2017 games will feature 550 participants representing 17 countries. The participants will compete in 12 adaptive sporting events, including archery, indoor rowing, powerlifting, cycling, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, track and field events, and golf.
According to Ottobock, its technical services team will include experienced Paralympic and Invictus team experts, who will adjust, repair and replace limbs or braces as needed. They will be housed at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, in Toronto, the company said.