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PacWest Partners with BORP

13 July 2017 No Comment

PacWest Athletics is excited to announce a strategic partnership with BORP (Bay Area Outreach and Recreational Program). An established 40-year nonprofit organization in the San Francisco Bay Area, Berkeley-based BORP will become PacWest’s newest charity and facility partner.

PacWest will be launching its new performance cycle program this August inside the beautiful BORP Fitness Studio located in the world renowned Ed Roberts Campus building, directly across from the Ashby BART Station. Two back-to-back early morning classes will be initially offered Tuesday through Friday in August with plans to include Mondays in September.

In return, PacWest will assist in expanding awareness of BORP to its member athletes and the greater San Francisco Bay Area endurance communities. In return, BORP will help to promote the launch of the new PacWest cycle program to its database of athletes with disabilities, their families and many supporters. PacWest will additionally announce its support of BORP’s 15th Annual Revolution Ride, aka “The Rev”, this coming September 23rd.

“PacWest is truly honored to work with BORP and their important mission in assisting Bay Area residents with physical disabilities. This strategic partnership leverages each organization’s assets and strengths to help grow awareness of both our innovative programming and services to our respective target audiences,” said Jay Ridgeway, PacWest Athletics CEO & Head Coach.

“We are very excited about our new partnership with PacWest Athletics and look forward to collaborating with them as we continue to develop new programming for BORP’s adaptive fitness center. As a leader in the fitness field, PacWest will bring new resources and expertise to BORP’s mission,” said Rick Smith, BORP Executive Director. “Partnerships like this can really make a difference.”

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Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to improve the health, independence and social integration of people with physical disabilities through sports, fitness and recreation programs. BORP starts with the assumption that sports and recreation provide a path to greater achievement to which all people should have access. BORP is headquartered in Berkeley, California and is the leading provider and promoter of accessible sports and recreation opportunities for children and adults with physical disabilities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. BORP was founded in 1976, by people with disabilities to create access to sports and recreation for a population that had been left out.  BORP offers year-round sports and recreation programs serving a wide variety of ages, interests, and abilities including the entire spectrum of physical disabilities including (but not limited to) : amputations, paraplegia, quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, head injuries, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, strokes, sensory and visual impairments.  Transportation to many program activities is provided and BORP also provides financial assistance to low-income participants and families to help cover sports equipment and tournament travel costs.

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