Last October, Penn Air contacted V-LINC to see if we had any requests for projects that their new interns (engineering students) could take on with help from staff engineers. We did have a project in mind! One of the No Limits Team's coaches contacted V-LINC not long before about creating adaptive lacrosse sticks for players who use a wheelchair and want to be able to throw the ball more independently. A celebratory event was held last Saturday after months of work by Penn Air to realize the dreams of these young sports enthusiasts. The president and CEO and employees of Penn Air, V-LINC staff and volunteers, and the whole No Limits Team gathered at a Bayhawks game at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis. The Deputy Director of the Department of Disabilities, William Frank, met us there and at halftime presented Governor's Citations to V-LINC, Penn Air and Coach Marty who has shepherded the No Limits Team for 16 years!
V-LINC is especially pleased to work with a company that is as philanthropic as is Penn Air! We thank them for their engineering talent that created 3 adaptive lacrosse sticks that actually throw the lacrosse ball into the air when squeezed twice. A miracle of cutting edge technology! We hope to partner with Penn Air in the future! Click here for photos from the event.