The QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) in partnership with SABAT Batteries, hosted the 11th Power Wheechair Race Day on Sunday, August 6. This event celebrated the relationship between SABAT and QASA, which started in 1997 when SABAT sponsored batteries to quadriplegics using power wheelchairs.
“There is a genuine relationship between our organisation and the team from SABAT,” says Ari Seirlis, CEO of the QASA,
“SABAT has provided our members with free batteries for powering wheelchairs over many years. You cannot put a price on the importance of mobility. Yet, it is so much more than that. The SABAT Retail Agents link up with our members around the country and go out of their way to support the members’ mobility needs.”
Quadriplegics using power wheelchairs raced against each other at Zwartkops race track to determine who is “the fastest Quad”. There were 15 quadriplegics who participated by doing one lap on the go-kart track. Shawn Arde was the winner in his power driven scooter.
“There was keen competition but most importantly this was a celebration of the strong relationship between QASA and SABAT,” notes Seirlis. To view more photos from the event, visit http://johannronel.photofrog.co.za/.