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Posted: May 11, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic launches new online home

WINDSOR -- The Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic is thrilled to announce the launch of their new website The site is an interactive tool for all athletes, coaches, volunteers, sponsors and fans of the world class international event being held at the University of Windsor Stadium on July 11th, 2009. Prominent aspects of the site include; up to date news, feature athlete bio's and interviews, an online registration system, email list and a countdown timer to the event.

Boiling Point Co-Founder Jeff May is excited about the launch "I couldn't be happier with how has turned out, I'm very confident that both the athletes and fans of our great event will not only like the site but find it very useful".

The Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic is entering its third year in existence. The nonprofit initiative was the brainchild of Jeff May and his coach Dave Greig both University of Windsor Alumni. May not fitting into the international classification system due to propelling his wheelchair with his feet still felt a desire to be a part of the sport at its highest level.

"I think a lot of people in my situation would be bitter, but really this sport has given me so much. Either by way of allowing me the opportunity to travel, making lifelong friends or saving the borderline obese 15 year old I once was. If a greater impact can be made by me in the role of administrator then athlete alone I look forward to that challenge" May stated.

Greig added "I think that it is great when an athlete gives back to a sport that has given them so much. In Jeff's case, he is so passionate about what could have potentially been, that he felt motivated to ensure that Canadian athletes were getting as many chances to see what it takes to be the world's best. Boiling Point gives young athletes a chance to not only get up close and personal with their elite hero's, but to compete at the same meet on the same day. It really humanizes elite sport and makes a lot of dreams come true."

In the event's brief history Boiling Point has already hosted the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championship 1500m wheelchair Selection Trials (2007), welcomed athletes from eleven different nations around the world here to Windsor and witnessed an incredible four World Records being broken during competition. "A stat that just blew my mind was that this summer at the Paralympic Games, athletes that have competed here at Boiling Point went on the capture 56 medals in Beijing!" May added.

Organizers are offering free admission to spectators for this year's event due to the troubling economic times. "Who can afford to bring their family of four to a Red Wings, Pistons or Tigers game right now? Where else can you see some of the best athletes from around the world for free?" May asked.

The nonprofit organization is still looking to raise significant funds to reach their 2009 fundraising goal. For sponsorship inquiries or to purchase advertising space please contact Jeff May at or (519) 562-4071. Donations to the organization are greatly appreciated and can be made through the website as well. The Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic is an incorporated nonprofit in the province of Ontario, with no paid staff members. For every donation made online 97 cents of every dollar will go directly to the execution of this great Canadian event!

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