How Amputees Play Stand-Up Basketball at Nike3on3 Street Competition in Los Angeles August 6-7

After losing his leg to bone cancer, Scott Odom formed the AMP1 Amputee Stand-Up Basketball Team. Thanks to Sponsor Freedom Innovations' Advanced Prosthetic Technology, the AMP1 Team is Competing at the Nike3on3 in Los Angeles August 6-7.

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Amputees to Show Off Stand-Up Basketball Skills at Nike 3on3 Tournament, L.A. Live Aug.6-7

AMP1, a team of stand-up (vs. wheelchair) amputee basketball players will challenge able-bodied and celebrity teams at the Nike 3on3 basketball tournament scheduled to take place at L.A. Live August 6-7. The AMP1 team will demonstrate how, with the help of high-tech prosthetic devices, sheer determination and their love of the sport, they have overcome lower limb amputations caused traumatic accidents, congenital complications and cancer.

AMP1 will enter three, three-player teams into the tournament with a minimum of nine games scheduled to be played throughout the weekend (times to be published at the event).

In addition to the general tournament, the AMP1 varsity team will be featured on Saturday August 6th from 11:45am-12:15pm on the Nike Center Court in an exciting "AMP1 vs. Celebrities" 3on3 exhibition game.

AMP1 will also be featured in the Nike Fan Fest area where attendees can meet the team including co-founder Scott Odom, who will be signing his book Stand Up: I Lost My Leg to Cancer, Not My Dream. AMP1 sponsor Freedom Innovations will be showcasing the advanced prosthetic technology that enables the team to play at such a high level. Raffle tickets for an array of prizes will be on sale to benefit the P.L.A.Y. Foundation, a non-profit group that provides financial resources for amputee youth to participate in the arts, education and sports.

AMP1 players all wear the Renegade prosthetic foot, designed by Freedom Innovations especially for highly active amputees. It features carbon-fiber Z-Shock Technology, which stores and returns energy and provides the shock absorption that is critical for high impact activities such as basketball. One of the players also utilizes the Plié 2.0 MPC Knee, which combines cutting-edge microprocessor and hydraulic technologies to facilitate the responsive movements and stability required in the sport.

Following AMP1’s visit to Los Angeles, the team will be making appearances in Detroit and Washington D.C., before closing out their 2011 National Tour.


About AMP1 Basketball
AMP1 is the only organized team of amputees playing stand-up (versus wheelchair) basketball in the country. Comprised of amputee athletes who connected via YouTube while seeking opportunities to play competitive stand-up basketball, AMP1 demonstrates that all you need is courage, motivation and heart to follow your dreams. With the help of high-tech prosthetics, the team has overcome lower limb amputations caused traumatic accidents, birth defects and cancer to go on and play able-bodied, non-amputee teams-- and often win! Learn more at and see them in action at

About Nike 3on3
Nike3on3 basketball tournament debuted on the streets of the L.A. Live entertainment and sports district that surrounds STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre in 2009. It has grown to become the largest 3on3 street basketball tournament and fan fests in Los Angeles. Annual participation exceeds 1,070 teams, 4,000 players and 25,000 spectators with participants and spectators coming from all over the country.

About Freedom Innovations
Freedom Innovations engineers, manufactures, and markets advanced technology prosthetic devices that provide people with physical challenges the ability to reach their full potential. Based in Irvine, CA, Freedom’s lower-limb prosthetics are distributed in over 40 countries around the world. For more information, visit

About P.L.A.Y. Foundation
P.L.A.Y. (Positive Living for Active Youth) was developed by an amputee to allow the dreams and desires of other amputees to come true. We are a financial resource to allow growth in the arts, education and sports.

Learn more at
Media Contact: Meghan Seus: (562) 472-6727;
AMP1 Contact; Scott Odom, Founder/Player: (817) 991-5327;
Freedom Innovations, Inc.
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