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OPRO launches Wooden Spoon mouthguard

OPRO partners with children’s charity of rugby, Wooden Spoon, in world record fundraising attempts.

OPRO, the world’s largest manufacturer of the most technically advanced mouthguard, today announced a new partnership with Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby that aims to transform the lives of children and young people with a disability or facing disadvantage through the power of rugby.

DMP Sharks wearing WS Opro mouthguards

LMAX Exchange Everest Rugby Challenge team captain Tamara Taylor with her DMP Sharks teammates sporting the new OPRO Wooden Spoon mouthguards.

The three-year deal that is set to run through June 2021 will see OPRO show their support for a dual world record attempt to stage the highest altitude full contact men’s game of rugby sevens and highest altitude mixed gender game of touch rugby in April 2019, by providing bespoke mouth guards to all the players.

As part of the deal, OPRO will launch specially licenced Wooden Spoon branded mouthguards, with £10 from every mouthguard sold directly contributing to a £200,000 fundraising target in an effort to change the lives of some 36,000 children and young people through various projects.

All products are available online through OPRO.

As part of the 24-day LMAX Exchange Everest Rugby Challenge, rugby stars and team captains Andy Gomarsall, Ollie Phillips, Shane Williams and Tamara Taylor, alongside other inspirational figures, will aim to reach heights of over 6,500 metres, far beyond the normal Everest Base Camp location.

In line with the attempt and ongoing partnership, OPRO will also be recognised as an official partner, providing products to all 30 participants.

With over 20 years’ experience, OPRO is dedicated to bringing leading technology and safety to athletes at all levels of sport and is the official mouthguard partner of over 60 teams, including USA Rugby, England Rugby, England Rugby League, Australia Rugby and New Zealand Rugby.

Wooden Spoon’s record attempt comes just three years after they raised over £200,000 sending challengers to the North Pole in a successful world record attempt to play the northernmost game of rugby.

Speaking on the partnership and challenge, OPRO Chief Executive Officer, David Allen commented: “The work that Wooden Spoon do to change the lives of so many children and young people through the power of rugby is incredible – we’re excited to be a part of that as they take on this incredible feat.”

Support Wooden Spoon by sporting a OPRO Wooden Spoon branded mouthguard this season available through the OPRO store. Find out more about the Everest challenge and how you can get involved through our dedicated LMAX Exchange Everest Rugby Challenge pages.