Brentwood, Tenn. (July 12, 2018)
has announced a new exclusive partnership with Motivation to distribute their Multisport wheelchairs in the U.S., available available through its online Innovative Lifestyle Product
catalog. Founded in 1991, Motivation has impacted the lives of disabled people in 120 countries around the globe. Motivation’s Multisport wheelchairs are entry-level, court-based wheelchairs, tough enough to be used across a wide range of sports and activities at both the national and local club levels.
Motivation’s Multisport wheelchairs utilize two sport mini castor wheels at the front and one sport anti-tip wheel at the rear in order to provide good maneuverability on a variety of court surfaces. The chairs use common wheel and bearing sizes and have also been designed so that parts are easy to replace or repair.
“We are excited about this high quality, affordable option that will allow wheelchair users to participate in a variety of sports, play and exercise – ultimately promoting better health and wellness,” said John Pryles, senior vice president of sales at Numotion.
Motivation’s Multisport products are built to withstand the challenges faced by competitive sports environments. They have been designed according to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation regulations and in conjunction with the International Tennis Foundation making them an ideal choice for people looking to play basketball, tennis, lacrosse, baseball/softball and many other sports.
“We are delighted to be teaming up with Numotion as it means that more people can begin to access grassroots sport,” said Motivation founder and director, David Constantine, MBE, who is himself a wheelchair user. "At Motivation we know how incredibly empowering sport can be, helping to build confidence and self esteem. It’s also a fantastic way of breaking down barriers and challenging stigmas, and with these wheelchairs everyone can compete on a level playing field.”
There are two models available: the Multisport and Multisport Junior, each available in multiple sizes. In addition to removable toe guards for multisport play, Motivation’s products come with four body straps to provide support options and adjustment, as well as quick release rear wheels for more efficient storage and transport. Discounts are available for orders of 10 or more.
“The great thing about these sport chairs is that they are for all types of athletes, youth and adults, individuals with and without disabilities, beginners and more experienced athletes. The sport chairs are perfect for launching a community or school program. With these sport chairs, everyone can get involved and grow adaptive and inclusive sport around the United States,” said Eli A. Wolff, who directs the Disability in Sport platform and also the Sport and Society initiative at Brown University.
Numotion is the nation’s leading provider of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT), improving the lives of people with disabilities by enabling them to actively participate in everyday life. CRT is medically necessary, individually configured mobility products and services, including manual and power wheelchairs, designed to meet the unique medical and functional needs of individuals with significant disabilities and medical conditions to provide them with greater independence. Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Numotion has more than 140 locations across the country, and serves more than 250,000 people annually. For more information, visit www.numotion.com
Motivation Charitable Trust (Motivation) is an international non-government organisation, with headquarters in the UK. Their mission is to enable greater independence and opportunity for disabled people in developing countries through the design and provision of wheelchairs, services and training. At the same time Motivation furthers its charitable purposes for the public benefit through its social enterprise Motivation Direct Ltd, which sells mobility products. 100% of the profits from the sale of those products are fed back into Motivation’s charitable activities in support of their organisational vision. For more information, visit www.motivation.org.uk