Ottobock and the German National Paralympic Committee recently announced the continuation of their seven-year partnership.
Ottobock and the German National Paralympic Committee (Deutscher Behindertensportverband [DBS]) have worked together to provide better access to sports for people with limited mobility, and plan to continue that work, according to a press release.
“We are very proud to extend this long-standing partnership,” Thomas Urban, DBS secretary general, said in the release. “For many years, Ottobock is a reliable partner providing exemplary support during and outside the Paralympic Games. The partnership is beneficial to both parties. Ottobock … has not only already been providing its technical repair services to the Paralympic athletes in the DBS on a regular basis for nearly 30 years, but to every other Paralympic athlete as well.”
Future plans for the partnership include making it easier for people with disabilities to participate in sports by providing products such as sports wheelchairs and running prostheses at clubs and associations, according to the release.
“Together with the DBS, we are committed to making it easier for young athletes to access their perfect sport prosthesis,” Peter Franzel, director of sports marketing and sponsoring at Ottobock, stated in the release.