Friday, October 6, 2023
The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) is thrilled to announce a partnership with RGK Wheelchairs, a leading innovator in the world of made to measure sport and daily wheelchairs.
The IWBF is the global governing body for wheelchair basketball, dedicated to the development, promotion, and growth of this dynamic and competitive sport, as well as delivering World events. RGK Wheelchairs has long been recognized for its exceptional craftsmanship and innovation in manufacturing top-quality made to measure wheelchairs that cater to the diverse needs of wheelchair basketball athletes.
Launched at the recent 2023 IWBF Women’s U25 World Championship, the partnership represents a union of the two organizations, both with a shared commitment to the advancement of wheelchair basketball and the experiences of athletes at events.
IWBF Secretary General Norbert Kucera expressed his excitement about this collaboration, stating, "The IWBF is dedicated to organising elite wheelchair basketball events and promoting wheelchair basketball on a global scale. RGK Wheelchairs shares our vision, making them the perfect partner to enhance our mission. IWBF is proud to partner with RGK Wheelchairs, ensuring athletes receive expert and unparalleled service at our events. Together, we're committed to providing the best environment for our players on their journey to success."
As part of this partnership, RGK Wheelchairs will provide support to the IWBF in various ways, including wheelchair servicing at World events offering players expert equipment support during tournaments. Both organisations will actively participate in promoting the sport of wheelchair basketball helping to raise awareness of both the work of IWBF and RGK.
This partnership reflects the shared commitment of IWBF and RGK Wheelchairs to work together to provide an athlete centric approach. The collaboration will undoubtedly lead to the advancement of wheelchair basketball and the enhancement of players’ experiences at events.
Michael Sheen, General Manager of RGK Wheelchairs expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, saying, "We are really excited to partner with the IWBF and be a part of this journey to further develop and promote wheelchair basketball. Together, we can break barriers and empower athletes with the best equipment to reach their full potential."
The IWBF and RGK Wheelchairs look forward to a fruitful and mutually beneficial partnership.
About Sunrise Medical: Committed to improving people’s lives, Sunrise Medical is a world leader in the innovation, manufacture, and distribution of advanced assistive mobility devices and solutions. Distributed in more than 130 countries under its own 17 proprietary brands, the key products include manual and power wheelchairs, scooters, power assist products, paediatric mobility and therapeutical devices, seating & positioning systems, and daily living aids. Operating in 19 countries, Sunrise Medical Group is headquartered in Malsch, Germany, and employs over 2,600 associates worldwide