Why we're getting behind Clare Strange and London 2012.
We are delighted to announce that we are now supporting local Wheelchair Basketball player, Clare Strange, as she attempts to qualify for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Following the appointment of BMW Group as the Official Automotive Partner of the 2012 Games, BMW is now actively supporting British athletes, such as Ellie Simmonds and Louis Smith, via the BMW London 2012 Performance Team. Meanwhile, in line with the Performance Team initiative, BMW dealers like us will be working with local athletes, supporting their endeavours to qualify for Team GB or ParalympicsGB.
Clare Strange trains locally at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury. In 1997, at 18 years of age, High Wycombe-born Clare broke her back in a freak horse-riding accident. However, only a year later she was playing for the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Team at the World Championships in Sydney.
‘This is just so great,’ said Clare ‘I can't thank Sytner High Wycombe and BMW enough. I spend a lot of time driving to and from training sessions and driving to events ahead of London 2012 so having a brand new BMW 320d Touring is amazing. Suddenly, I'm the envy of all my friends!’
Richard Berry, Dealer Principal at Sytner said: ‘Getting behind our local London 2012 hopeful is a great opportunity for everyone connected with Sytner to get involved with London 2012. Everyone in High Wycombe is very proud of Clare and will be over the moon should she qualify next year. We're hoping to see more of Clare here at the dealership and will be giving customers the chance to meet her later in the year.’