Vomaris Wound Care, Inc. and the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) announced that Procellera, from Vomaris Innovations will serve as the official wound care sponsor of the CAF Elite Paratriathlon Team. The team will use Procellera for minor cuts, scrapes, blisters and abrasions that often occur during training and races.
“We are thrilled to provide the next generation in performance wound care to this incredible team of athletes,” said Michael Nagel, Vomaris Innovations CEO. “Procellera features a unique microcurrent technology that takes wound care to a new level and allows athletes to get back to training and competing as soon as possible,” he continued.
In conjunction with this partnership, Vomaris announces the launch of its Performance Health Division featuring the advanced healing “Procellera Mobility Kit” designed to care for stump wounds and prosthesis-related blisters in amputee athletes. There are an estimated 1.8 million amputees in the U.S. that suffer stump related wounds on a regular basis.
Additional product offerings of the Performance Health Division include a “Procellera Road Rash Kit” and “Procellera To Go Kit” aimed at endurance athletes of all levels.
Other sponsors of the CAF Elite Paratriathlon Team include J&L Pie Company, NIKE, Inc., PowerBar, ZICO, Dodge, Game Ready, XTERRA WETSUITS and Rudy Project.
“We are honored to partner with this ‘Who’s Who’ list of sponsors in CAF’s unprecedented effort to provide support for some of the USA’s top paratriathletes. The level of support we have received for our Elite Paratriathlon Team is a testament to the increasing visibility of Paralympic sports and the evolving perceptions about the greatness of challenged athletes,” said Virginia Tinley, Executive Director of the Challenged Athletes Foundation. “We are excited to partner with Procellera to provide a cutting-edge solution to the wound care needs of our world class athletes,” she continued.
The CAF Elite Paratriathlon team was formed to develop top performing U.S. paratriathletes in preparation for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. The Team consists of seven physically challenged athletes from a variety of disability classes. The kick off of the CAF Elite Paratriathlon Team’s 2013 race season took place Saturday, April 20 at the CAF Paratriathlon, part of the ITU World Triathlon San Diego.
To learn more about the CAF Elite Paratriathlon Team and the team members visit www.challengedathletes.org/CAF_Paratri. To learn more about the Challenged Athletes Foundation visit www.challengedathletes.org.
About the Challenged Athletes Foundation
The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved – and stay involved – in sports. CAF believes that participation in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $40 million has been raised and almost 7,000 funding requests from challenged athletes in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF’s outreach efforts reach another 60,000 individuals each year. Whether it’s a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF’s mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love. To learn more, log on to www.challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959.