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MEDIA ADVISORY: UCSF Hosts Annual Amputee Warriors Basketball Camp Feb. 25

By Scott Maier

What: The UCSF Amputee Comprehensive Training (ACT) program will host its second annual, free Golden State Warriors basketball camp for amputees. More than 50 attendees from age 7 to more than 60 have enrolled in the camp.

Media are invited to attend. RSVP to [email protected]

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

Where: UCSF Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center at Mission Bay, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco (campus map)

Why: AMP1 is the only organized team of amputees playing stand-up basketball in the country. With help from high-tech prosthetics, players have overcome lower limb amputations caused by traumatic accidents, birth defects and cancer to compete against able-bodied, non-amputee teams. The clinic combines efforts of the Golden State Warriors’ strength and conditioning team, AMP1 basketball team, and camp staff. The UCSF ACT program assists those affected by limb loss in maximizing physical and functional mobility. Through rehabilitation and outreach, it creates both the community and tools to make a complete recovery after amputation.

Interview, photo and video opportunities:

  • Camp participants
  • UCSF ACT program staff

For assistance on the day of the camp, please contact Erin Simon at (415) 999-9123.

UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises two top-ranked hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area.