Heads Up: AMP1 Amputee Stand-Up Basketball Team @ Nike3on3 Street Basketball Tournament August 5-7, Los Angeles
"Anything is possible." - The AMP1 team, the country's only amputee stand-up (vs. wheelchair) basketball team, competes at the Nike3on3 Street Tournament August 5-7 in Los Angeles. See videos for inspiration.
- (1888PressRelease) July 26, 2011 - Scott Odom and AMP1 basketball players are hard to miss.
Fitted with advanced carbon fiber prosthetic feet, this team is only organized stand-up (vs. wheelchair) basketball team in the U.S. With an inspirational "anything is possible" attitude, they will compete against basketball teams from across the country at the Nike3on3 street basketball event in Los Angeles August 5 - 7, 2011
Founded by Scott Odom who lost his leg to bone cancer but wanted to play competitive stand-up basketball, AMP1 has evolved into a league of athletes and the only organized stand-up basketball team. In its exhibitions and presentations at high school, college, charity and NBA games, AMP1 members demonstrate that "all you need is courage, motivation, determination and the heart, not just limbs, to follow your dreams.. anything is possible."
And they often win!
AMP1 can be seen in action at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz0sKqXCfZw&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
and their recent half-time exhibition at a Dallas Maverick's game:
The AMP1 team will be playing at the Nike3on3 street basketball tournament on the streets of L.A. LIVE entertainment and sports district that surrounds STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre in 2009 - one of the largest street basketball events in the country.
The AMP1 team is sponsored by Freedom Innovations, Inc. (www.freedom-innovations.com) which designs, manufactures, and markets advanced technology prosthetic devices that provide people with physical challenges the ability to reach their full potential and Play Foundation (www.playfoundation.net).
For more information and interviews, contact Scott Odom, scott ( @ ) amp1basketball dot com; Cell: 817-991-5327 or Meghan Seus: mseus ( @ ) freedom-innovations dot com; 562-472-6727.