Cheer on the Crazy 8s at the St. Louis Rams Wheelchair Rugby Crazy 8s Tournament sponsored by the Saint Louis Wheelchair Athletic Association. The tournament will be in Perryville, MO on December 4th & 5th at the Perry Park Center (800 City Park Drive).
To volunteer at the tournament contact Meghan Gottlieb (email@example.com) or Lindsey Kampwerth (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wheelchair rugby has roots in wheelchair basketball and ice hockey and was originally called Murderball. Four players from each team are on the court at a time and is played on a regulation-sized basketball court with a few changes. There are four 8 minute periods. Then each player has 15 seconds to advance the ball into the opponents half-court. A player has to cross the goal line with two of their four wheels to score a point.
If you’re in the area or even if you aren’t come out and cheer on the athletes!
November’s issue of Sport ‘N Spokes Magazine includes two articles that feature ROHO Elite athletes.
- “Smashing Success: Although rain delayed some of the action, topnotch tennis competitors kept the on-court play fast and furious” by Richard Dedor
- “Fourth Time’s a Charm” by Arley McNeney
The ROHO Group congratulates Team USA for winning its fourth world championship title at the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships as well as the continued success of wheelchair tennis champions Esther Vergeer and Shingo Kunieda.
Medtrade, a trade show for the Home Medical Equipment Industry, will be from Nov. 15 – 18 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the largest HME trade show in the US and provides a place for to learn about the latest technologies and products.
The Conference is Nov. 15-18 and the Expo is Nov. 16-18.
There will be a Stand Up for Homecare Event to raise money to support aggressive expansion of public relations efforts of HME in the US by the American Association for Homecare.
Stop by The ROHO Group’s booth and say hello to Lisa, Tom, Darren and Dave.
Remember to take a few moments out of your day to honor those that have served and are serving for everything they have done.
You can also find local sites that are holding Veterans Day ceremonies on the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ website.
History of Veterans Day
In November of 1919, President Wilson declared November 11 the first commemoration of Armistice Day and honor the veterans of World War I. On May 13, 1938 an Act was pass to dedicate the 11th of November each year to the cause of world peace and be named Armistice Day. In 1954 legislation approved November 11th as a day to honor American veterans of all wars. On October 8, 1954 President Eisenhower issue a Veterans Day Proclamation.“In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible.”
Click here to learn more about the history of Veterans Day.
How are you celebrating Veterans Day?
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation‘s Annual Assembly & Technical Exhibition will be in Seattle, Washington from November 4-7. The exhibition is the world’s largest gathering of PM&R physicians and will offer more than 150 courses that offer CME, hands-on workshops to practice new techniques, find research at Poster Hall and more. Clinical experts on a variety of topics, as well as employers from around the country.
The keynote speakers include Betsy Sandel, MD, AAPM&R President, and Stan Herring, MD, who will discuss sports concussions and youth.
Several members of The ROHO Group team will be at the event, so stop by the booth and say hello to Chris, Joe and Tricia.