New Equipment Loaner Program: Racing Chairs / Throwing Chairs for Track & Field

Angel City Sports, the leading adaptive and Paralympic sports organization in Southern California, is launching a track and field equipment loaner program. The program, which kicks off with a clinic and distribution of sport chairs on February 17 from 1:00pm-5:00pm at UCLA, will feature over 35 racing wheelchairs of various sizes and models and 12 throwing chairs. All the chairs are available to be loaned to athletes of all ages with any physical differences or mobility impairments.

At the February 17 clinic, which will be one of many that Angel City Sports hosts throughout the year, racing legends Candace Cable and Jim Knaub will give a safety demonstration and help fit athletes to the appropriate racing wheelchair. In addition, three-time Paralympian Angela Madsen will give instruction on throwing chair safety and techniques for success.

“We are thrilled to launch this equipment loaner program and are grateful to the Craig H. Neilson Foundation for the grant that helped us purchase most of the equipment,” said Clayton Frech, founder of Angel City Sports. "This program promises to open up opportunities and change the lives of so many adaptive athletes."

Angel City Sports hopes that athletes of all ages, with the right equipment, will be inspired to train in wheelchair racing and seated throwing and compete with hundreds of other adaptive athletes at the 5th Annual Angel City Games presented by The Hartford, June 20-23, 2019 at UCLA. For more information on the equipment loaner program, contact camille@angelcitysports.org