Performex® helped raise $10,000 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) in the past week. About two thirds of the funding was generated from the Daniel Goleman speaking event at the University of California, Irvine on September 16, 2014 and the remaining portion was donated directly by Performex® to bring the total to $10,000. As event sponsor for the Goleman speaking event, Performex® was given the choice of charities to receive a majority of the proceeds from the event. Performex® CEO Eric Bruce consulted with Össur®, one of their key clients in Orange County who suggested CAF. “We’re pleased to support an organization that makes an impact such as The Challenged Athlete Foundation. Their commitment to helping individuals with physical challenges is an inspiration for all,” said Bruce. Brooke Raasch, Marketing Communications Director for Össur Americas added, “As a long-term partner of both the Challenged Athletes Foundation® and Performex,® Össur® was pleased to bring these first-class organizations together to help adaptive athletes of all abilities pursue a Life Without Limitations.”
The funding will help provide equipment and support for physically challenged individuals across the United States and the world. “The Challenged Athletes Foundation® was honored to be chosen as a benefitting charity of the recent lecture given by Daniel Goleman, Ph.D. at UCI. We were incredibly grateful to the event sponsor, Performex®, and their client Össur®, for selecting us. Their generous donation will provide adaptive sports equipment for people with physical challenges so they can pursue an active and healthy lifestyle,” says Virginia Tinley, Executive Director of the Challenged Athletes Foundation®.
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 $55 million has been raised and over 9,500 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, visit www.challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959.
Össur (NASDAQ OMX: OSSR) is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics that help people live a life without limitations. Its business is focused on improving people’s mobility through the delivery of innovative technologies within the fields of Prosthetic, Osteoarthritis and Injury Solutions. A recognized “Technology Pioneer,” Össur invests significantly in research and product development—its award-winning designs ensuring a consistently strong position in the market. Successful patient and clinical outcomes are further empowered via Össur’s educational programs and business solutions. Headquartered in Iceland, Össur has major operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with additional distributors worldwide.
About Performex, LLC.
Performex is a full service provider of talent management and talent development services especially skilled at transforming technical specialists, engineers and other subject matter experts into business leaders. Performex offers comprehensive solutions that provide immediate tangible results to address the professional development needs of industries and companies that rely heavily on deep intellectual expertise as a source of competitive advantage. Performex's understanding and experience in serving this unique market is unparalleled.
John Bruce, COO