Tuscaloosa, AL – The University of Alabama Adapted Athletics and RGK Wheelchairs finalized a new sponsorship agreement beginning on March 15, 2019. Alabama Adapted Athletics features high performance adapted sports programs in wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair track, para-triathalon and power-lifting. In the last 10 years Alabama has won 7 Wheelchair Basketball National Championships, and 4 Wheelchair Tennis National Championships. In the most recent Rio Paralympic games, the University of Alabama had 22 current and former athletes and coaches representing their respective countries.
RGK, named after its founders Russel Simms, Greg Eden, and Keith Bolesworth, is a UK-based manufacturer of sport & daily wheelchairs. Being national team basketball players themselves in the 80’s & 90’s, meant RGK played a fundamental role in developing the type of chairs used around the world today. Each RGK chair is Made-to-Measure, down to the millimeter! Meaning every chair is handmade and truly unique to the shape, requirements, and individuality of its user. RGK uses the highest quality materials available and obsessive innovation to offer the absolute lightest chairs on the market. And now, for the first time ever, RGK wheelchairs will be available in the US.
““RGK are proud to be partnering with the UA Adapted Athletics. It’s a perfect fit between two organizations who are willing to innovate and push the boundaries of what’s possible in Adapted sports. We hope to build a foundation where the UA can benefit from world class equipment and receive direct support for the continued development of High-Performance Adapted Sports at UA. We are really excited to get started and support the UA long term.” Michael Sheen, Business Manager of RGK Wheelchairs.
“How iRoll Sports is truly excited to be partnering with the UA Adapted Athletics & RGK Wheelchairs. As the wheelchair parts vendor for UA and authorized USA re-seller for RGK, How iRoll Sports intends to facilitate a seamless relationship between both brands. We’re so proud to be directly involved in such an amazing partnership.” Jacob Sharff, Business Manager & Owner of How iRoll Sports.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with RGK. Their team just flew in and spent several days with all of our athletes and coaches and we are so impressed with the quality of the wheelchairs and the expertise and knowledge of Michael and his staff. We are already enjoying great customer service with Jacob and How iRoll Sports and we feel like our current and future athletes are going to love these chairs and their performance will reflect the innovation, and expertise of RGK.” Margaret Stran, Associate Director, University of Alabama Adapted Athletics