For Immediate Release: March 30, 2017
Contact: Tony Torres, tony@jimmywheelz.com

Tony Torres of St. Petersburg, Florida, an experienced WCMX athlete and program director of ASF Adaptive Sports will be competing in his second consecutive RISE Adaptive Sports WCMX World Championship April 22 to 23, 2017. The top Adaptive Sports athletes in the world will battle it out at Alliance Skate Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, home of RISE Adaptive Sports training programs and WCMX’s only world championship event.

The action-packed weekend will kick off with an open practice for athletes, and opening ceremony to welcome adaptive athletes from around the world. Featured divisions for the competition include Adaptive Skateboarding, WCMX Beginner, Intermediate, and Pro rider classes. RISE Adaptive Sports will also be conducting volunteer and WCMX “pusher” training courses to assure safety remains the top priority in the sport of WCMX.

Torres doesn’t let the challenges of Spina Bifida slow him down, he’s a WCMX athlete, graphic artist, and author of a motivational children’s book, Jimmy Wheelz and the Minilights. He also serves on the Board of Directors at Action Sports Foundation, a Florida-based charitable sports organization. Tony’s focus is on ASF Adaptive Sports division and the growth of Florida WCMX events and clinics, which connects professional WCMX and adaptive athletes to the community with fun, family-oriented events.

“I look forward to this event all year, WCMX events are like one big family reunion!” said Torres. “I’ve been training hard since the last competition, and can’t wait to get out there and see how everyone has progressed. Participating and competing in WCMX events wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated support of my cousin and coach, Anthony Quinones.”

Torres’ performance is one of the most highly anticipated for the 2017 championship as he left audiences wowed with his 2016 debut. Torres claimed the Silver in the 2016 WCMX Intermediate class last year, and is a viable contender for bringing home the gold in the same class this year.

Sponsors behind Torres at this year’s championship include Affordable Medical, Embrey’s Moving Solutions, and Herbal Remedy Clothing.

“I sincerely would like to thank my sponsors for making this dream of mine a reality for the second time,” said Torres. “Special thanks to Embrey’s Moving Solutions, ASF Adaptive Sports, Herbal Remedy Clothing, and the Florida WCMX crew for providing me with the means and motivation to compete at my peak performance. It’s truly an honor to represent this community on the world stage, and to help raise awareness of the adaptive sports lifestyle. Together, we can show children living with disabilities that it’s still possible for them to train, compete, and become a hero- even to the strongest of people.”

As the 2017 RISE Adaptive Sports WCMX World Championships grows closer, you can follow Team Jimmy Wheelz online via http://jimmywheelz.com or http://actionsportsfoundation.org

To see how Tony inspires the next generation of WCMX athletes, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-PEcCgtKdg&feature=youtu.be .

To receive more information or copies of Tony’s children’s book, feel free to visit and browse: www.jimmywheelz.com.

View the live stream of the RISE WCMX World Championship here- www.riseadaptivesports.org

For media inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, contact Tony Torres at: tony@jimmywheelz.com or make a donation through PayPal using email info@jwzmedia.com




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