HandBand Pro® Sponsorship Program
When we posted Rubi's picture and comment on our Facebook page in July 2014, we received numerous comments, messages, emails and calls from people asking where they could get HandBand Pro® handbands for the wheelchairs. The pictures and requests were both inspirational, heartbreaking, and humbling. There is a huge need here. Did you know that in the US alone, there are over 3.3 million wheelchair users?? And this - less than 20% of wheelchair/walker users are employed.
Our mission is to provide HandBand Pro® for free to those who rely on wheelchairs, walkers and crutches for mobility. But the need is greater than what we can do alone. We set up the HandBand Pro® Sponsorship Program to provide a free pair of HandBand Pro® to someone in need through a sponsorship gift from YOU. We have special pricing for sponsored pairs, and as a thank you, you will receive a $5 eGift Certificate to HandBand Pro®!
I don't know about you, but I take my mobility for granted. My legs work and I complain that I can't walk after leg day. The more requests that come in, the more I'm humbled and reminded that I can do SOMEthing to help. It may be small, but a pair of HandBand Pro® may make a positive difference in someone's life. Will you join us in spreading a little kindness? We never know what it could mean to someone. Thank you!
HandBand Pro® handbands were created out of a need in the fitness industry for a better grip and hand protection that prevents blisters and rips during high-rep WODs. The feedback from the Crossfit and fitness community has been incredible, and we love to hear from athletes who are amazed that their hands don't blister or rip after multiple reps anymore!
Since the launch of HandBand Pro® in May 2014, we've also unexpectedly received positive feedback from many people who rely on wheelchairs for mobility, saying that they prefer HandBand Pro® handbands over their gloves for their chairs because they are easy to put on and off, they don't cover their whole hand, they protect their hands and help with grip, and they love how they look.
What does it mean to be a Sponsor?
It means you care. It means you'd like to help someone who relies on a wheelchair, walker, or crutches for mobility to receive a free pair of HandBand Pro®. There is no other obligation or requirement.
How Can I Become a Sponsor?
We've made it as easy as possible for you to Sponsor!
- Choose the person you'd like to sponsor by clicking on their picture below. This will take you to the SPONSOR STORE.
- Add to your cart and complete the checkout process.
- We have special pricing for Sponsorship, and as a special thank you, we will also email you a $5 HandBand Pro® Gift Card that you can use any time!
- If you'd like to add a personal note, write it in the NOTES section at checkout and we will include it with your gift.
If you rely on a wheelchair, walker, or crutches for mobility, you may be eligible to receive a free pair of HandBand Pro® through the HandBand Pro® Sponsorship Program.
Would you like to go in with 2 others to help sponsor someone who relies on a wheelchair or crutches for mobility? This is the option for you! We'll send a pair of HandBand Pro® handbands to the first (unsponsored) person in the list below on behalf of you and two others who contribute! It's $5.99 for a portion of the Sponsorship, and you will also receive a $5.00 eGift card from HandBand Pro®! Thank you so much for helping us with our Mission!
Hello my name is Kella. I am a 18 year old girl who has recently been diagnosed with a nervous system malfunction disorder called Dysautonomia (dis-auto-no-me-a). There are many different types of Dysautonomia, the one I have is called Neurocardiogenic syncope (Neuro-car-de-o-gen-ick) which mean my brain and heart miscommunicate and doesnt send the blood back up from the bottom half of my body, and not enough blood to your brain results in fainting and very low heart rate. Alot of patients end up needing to use a wheelchair as it is safer and we do not get as dizzy and less risk of fainting and doing bodily harm and getting head injuries. Our bodies are smart and when we faint its our bodies way of saying get flat now so the blood can go back up to our brain and heart. A good analogy is think of our bodies as an hour glass when we stand up the blood pools in our legs and bottom half of body just the same as if you stand an hour glass up the sand from the top flows down into the bottom half, if you tip the hour glass on its side the sand is equally distributed in the top half and bottom half same with the blood in our bodies. I would love to be able to have someone sponsor me because I live in Michigan and in winter its very difficut to wear gloves and still wheel my chair, my friend told me she could wear gloves and still use these hand bands and they sound absolutely amazing.
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me and my disorder.
Angelo is a 16 old boy with Spina Bifida and is very active in his wheelchair. He plays wheelchairsports at school. Even He is in a Leadership club afterschool and he is very active in our community. I have attached my Facebook page and you can see some pictures of Angelo being active in different sports.