Ohio Willow Wood Becomes Amputee Coalition of America Bronze National Sponsor

Knoxville, Tennessee, September 17, 2010:  The Amputee Coalition of America is proud to recognize the longstanding commitment and support of Ohio Willow Wood as a Bronze Sponsor for 2010. The Bronze sponsorship represents a financial commitment of $10,000 to the ACA for its programs and activities.

“Once again, we thank Ohio Willow Wood for their loyal leadership. Our organizations share a number of goals and projects that are dedicated to ensuring those with limb loss live productive lives,” said Kendra Calhoun, president & CEO of the Amputee Coalition. “We also thank Ohio Willow Wood for their support of the Amputee Coalition of America’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp. Their contribution and employees have played significant roles in helping our camp thrive and grow. We value Ohio Willow Wood’s continuing commitment to the Amputee Coalition of America.”

Founded in 1907 and located in Mt. Sterling, Ohio, Ohio Willow Wood is an innovative industry leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of prosthetic products.

“Ohio Willow Wood’s vision to help amputees level the playing field complements the mission of the Amputee Coalition of America,” stated Lisa Watkins, communications coordinator at Ohio Willow Wood. “By partnering with the ACA, the goals of both organizations are more attainable and that ultimately benefits individuals affected by limb loss in leading functionally normal lifestyles.”

Ohio Willow Wood has supported the Amputee Coalition’s programs since 1997. The company has specifically supported the Amputee Coalition’s youth programs and initiatives for the past 7 years. With exponential growth surrounding the Amputee Coalition of America’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp, Ohio Willow Wood felt that it was an obvious choice for the company to support the camp as well. Last month, Ohio Willow Wood sponsored counselor training and “ACA’s Got Talent,” a fun and exciting talent show for campers. In addition to Ohio Willow Wood’s financial support of the youth camp, many Ohio Willow Wood employees also volunteer their time to help staff the talent show.

The youth camp is a 5-day traditional summer camp experience for children ages 10-17 who have lost an arm or leg or were born with limb differences. In its continuing commitment to children with limb loss, this year Ohio Willow Wood was one of the leading Amputee Coalition of America’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp donors. The camp hosted a record 100 campers, a 50 percent increase from last year, at the session that ran from July 24-28 in Clarksville, Ohio.

For more information about Ohio Willow Wood, please visit www.owwco.com.

Souce: Amputee Coalition of America