Concord, Ontario, March 4, 2021
– Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) has announced the appointment of Mike Longo to the board of directors. Mike Longo is a long-time supporter of wheelchair basketball with experience as a player, volunteer, coach and corporate partner. He is currently the Senior Director of Commercial Operations at Sunrise Medical Canada, where he oversees sales, education, customer service and marketing.
In that role, he has developed partnerships to outfit some of Canada’s top wheelchair basketball athletes with world-class sport chairs, as well as worked with WBC to support fundraising initiatives and past world championship events.
“It is with great enthusiasm and pride that I join the Board of Directors of Wheelchair Basketball Canada,” said Longo. “I am committed to help grow our game domestically and to continue to see us take an even bigger role as a leader on the world stage.”
Mike Longo will server alongside the WBC Board of Directors:
Kathy Newman, President
Edward Byers, Director
Carrie McKay, Director
Thomas Soulliere, Director
Brandon Wagner, Athlete Representative
About Wheelchair Basketball Canada: Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) is the national sport governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last seven Paralympic Games.
About Sunrise Medical: Committed to improving people's lives, Sunrise Medical is a world leader in the innovation, manufacture, and distribution of advanced assistive mobility devices and solutions. Distributed in more than 130 countries under its own 17 proprietary brands, the key products include manual and power wheelchairs, e-mobility products, motorized scooters, seating & positioning systems, and daily living aids. Operating in 23 countries, Sunrise Medical group is headquartered in Malsch, Germany and employs over 2,600 associates worldwide.