Bridgestone’s Community Investment Aims to Increase Accessibility to Sport

As a champion of the Paralympic Movement and adaptive athletes everywhere, Bridgestone has signed on as Adaptive Sports Ohio’s newest and largest community investor.  Their support of ASO, along with Challenged Athletes Foundation and Amputee Blade Runners, will help strengthen their already significant commitment to the mission of the Paralympic Movement.  

As a Nashville, Tennessee-based company, Bridgestone also has a strong local presence in Northeast Ohio, with their Technical Center housed in Akron.  In addition to their commitment to increasing accessibility to sport and advancing diversity and inclusion education, Bridgestone also plans to leverage its extensive engineering and materials science expertise to explore opportunities to help advance adaptive equipment and technology.  

Although this partnership is new, it has already taken off.  ASO athlete and Paralympic hopeful, Casey Followay, recently participated in a Team Bridgestone webcast, an event for employees that kicked off their 1 Year to the Paralympic Games campaign.  During this webcast, Casey, alongside Team Bridgestone Paralympian Jessica Long, discussed their athletic journeys and goals for the Tokyo Paralympics.  Team Bridgestone boasts an impressive roster of over 20 Paralympians and Paralympic hopefuls.  Bridgestone employees also participated in our Casey’s Challenge Virtual 5K and was one of the largest teams in our event. 

We are truly thankful for organizations like Bridgestone, who are committed to helping us create a more inclusive and accessible society and who believe in the power of sport to create the positive change we wish to see in the world. We can’t wait to see where this partnership leads and the many lives that we can impact together. 

To view Bridgestone’s announcement click HERE.