Sunrise Medical Canada Inc. announces the 8th Annual Smash, Serve and Volley Tournament in support of Wheelchair Basketball Canada's School Program.

TORONTO, May 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Sunrise Medical Canada Inc. announces its 8th Annual Co-ed Beach Volleyball Tournament which will be taking place at Beach Blast (15 Leswyn Road, Toronto) on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The goal for this tournament is to have fun while raising money. This year, all funds raised will be donated to Wheelchair Basketball Canada who will host the Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Toronto from June 20-28, 2014.

With the ongoing AODA legislation implementation in Ontario, this type of event is vital to promoting early awareness for the general population. Competing manufacturing companies from the assistive devices industry, several dealers, service providers and health professionals will gather on May 3rd for a friendly competition for this important cause. We need your support and for you to attend this important event!

The money raised for the Smash Serve and Volley Beach Volleyball Tournament will support the new Wheelchair Basketball Canada Schools Program, which is a legacy initiative designed to educate teachers and students about the sport and encourage youth, with or without a disability, to be physically active. The program allows a demonstration team to visit local schools and gives students the opportunity to try the sport alongside athlete role models in their community.

Schedule of the Tournament 
     
9:00 Welcome  Mike Longo, Sales Director, Sunrise Medical Canada Inc.
     
    Wendy Gittens, Executive Director, Wheelchair Basketball Canada
     
9:15 to 1:30 Games Schedule including Lunch Break
     
1:50 Closing   Michel Papillon, President, Sunrise Medical Canada Inc.
     
    Trophy Ceremony

More about Wheelchair Basketball Canada

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last six Paralympic Games.

For more information, please visit www.wheelchairbasketball.ca.

More about Sunrise Medical

Sunrise Medical is a world leader in the development, design, manufacture and distribution of manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, motorized scooters and both standard and customized seating and positioning systems. Sunrise Medical manufactures products in our own facilities in Canada, United States, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain and China.  Our key products, marketed under the Quickie, Sopur, Zippie, Breezy, Sterling and Jay proprietary brands, are sold through a network of homecare medical product dealers or distributors in over 130 countries. The company is headquartered in Malsch, Germany with North American headquarters in Fresno, CA and employs 1,600 associates worldwide.

We are looking forward to a great event to help support Wheelchair Basketball Canada. Please contact Dominique Sedlezky (dominique.sedlezky@sunmed.com) for further information about participating in our 8th Annual Co-ed Beach Volleyball Tournament!

Sincerely,

Sunrise Medical Canada Inc.

SOURCE Sunrise Medical Canada Inc.

For further information:

Dominique Sedlezky (dominique.sedlezky@sunmed.com)