Disabled veterans and civilians come together for a weekend of water sports.
North Kingstown, Rhode Island—(July 26, 2017) Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (www.toraytpa.com), recently participated with The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC) www.taasc.org, in the organization’s annual Water Sports Weekend. TAASC, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is a national leader in adaptive sports and connects individuals with disabilities, their families, volunteers, and community organizations through a lifetime of adventure sports. Ten disabled veterans and 40 other disabled adults and children and their families gathered on June 24 and 25 for water skiing, kayaking, sailing, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, and fishing. Dave Ganger, Business Manager, Torayfan® Division, Toray Plastics (America), and a veteran, has been a Toray volunteer at TAASC for more than a decade and currently serves as president of the Board of Directors. He attended on both days as a volunteer. “Toray and the TAASC family always look forward to this very special weekend,” says Ganger. “It was an honor for us to be among courageous men and women who have served our country so heroically and continue to live vital, engaged lives. We also had the privilege of serving other disabled men, women and children from the area who participated. It’s wonderful to see everyone being physically active and having such a great time.”
Christopher Roy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Torayfan Division, notes that Toray has a long history of giving financial support and volunteer hours to organizations dedicated to helping people, especially veterans. “Toray has many team members who are veterans or who have family members who serve in the military. This TAASC event is very meaningful to us. That we are able also to help others in the community who are disabled makes our relationship with TAASC doubly rewarding.”
Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based, and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications, and conducts all its manufacturing and metallizing at one location. Toray is also a leader in the manufacture of polyolefin, polypropylene, and polyethylene foams for the automotive and flooring industries. The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films, which has annual sales exceeding US$19 billion. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s complete line of films and foams, contact Mary Osso at email@example.com or 401-667-2281. Toray Plastics (America), Inc., headquarters is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500; telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., website at www.toraytpa.com.
Caption: Elias, 31, is visually impaired after contracting a bacterial infection while serving in the Army during the Iraq War. His dog Julius is his constant companion. They participated together in wakeboarding, paddle boarding, and sailing at TAASC’s Water Sports Weekend, an annual event supported by Toray Plastics (America), Inc.