For Immediate Release:
DUBLIN, CA (February 25, 2020) – Arthur Renowitzky is a paraplegic due to a spinal cord injury. He filed a federal lawsuit against K1 Speed after he discovered there were no hand-controlled Karts at the K1 Speed’s Dublin location. K1 Speed immediately agreed that hand-controlled go-karts were a viable option to provide accessibility to riders with disabilities. K1 Speed voluntarily agreed to investigate whether the implementation of these karts was feasible. The Parties’ joint resolution of this case has resulted in a commitment by K1 to provide accessible hand-controlled Karts at all K1 Speed locations in California within six months, and all K1’s locations nationwide within twelve months.
Plaintiff Arthur Renowitzky said of the resolution, “I am happy we were able to bring accessible Karts to people living with disabilities here in California and throughout the Unites States. I am thankful to K1 for being so cooperative after this was brought to their attention. Hopefully more businesses will do the right thing like K1 to create access needed for those living with disabilities.”
In addition to the accessible Karts, Mr. Renowitzky, who is Founder of the Life Goes On Foundation, which brings awareness and support to persons with spinal cord injuries, will host a fundraiser for the Foundation on February 27, 2020 at K1 Speed, Dublin from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Mr. Renowitzky invites supporters of the Life Goes On Foundation to join him for the event. Mr. Renowitzky is also a professional wheelchair basketball player for the Golden State Road Warriors Basketball Team and invites their players and fans to attend the event.
Mr. Renowitzky and K1 both invite able-bodied and disabled members of the public to try out the new hand-controlled Kart. Mr. Renowitzky and K1 Speed are proud that they were able to work cooperatively to resolve the dispute and provide an inclusive and accessible racing experience to the disabled community throughout California and the United States. Mr. Renowitzky was represented by Aaron Clefton of REIN & CLEFTON, Attorneys at Law. K1 Speed was represented by James D’Ambrosio of STARK & D’AMBROSIO, LLP.
About LIFE GOES ON FOUNDATION
LGOF’s mission is to help people overcome challenges by spreading a positive message through their speaker series, hospital care packages, adaptive sports awareness and an initiative for spinal cord injury awareness to find a cure. LGOF was created to provide spinal cord injury survivors and their families support to aide in the life-long process towards recovery. Life Goes on Foundation is a non-political, non-profit organization working nationally to advance the personal independence and wellness of individuals living with disabilities.
About K1 SPEED
Founded in 2003, K1 Speed has grown to become the premier karting company worldwide. With kart racing locations in the U.S. nationwide, K1 Speed brings the thrill and excitement of indoor karting to a large audience. Offering highly-advanced and environmentally-friendly electric go karts as well as large indoor entertainment venues that feature authentic racing memorabilia, pit cafes, meeting rooms and pool tables, K1 Speed is a great place to visit with family and friends or to host a corporate event or party.
About REIN & CLEFTON, Attorneys at Law
With over 50 years of combined legal experience, attorneys Paul Rein and Aaron Clefton specialize in representing physically disabled persons who have suffered discrimination on the basis of a physical disability, including mobility impaired persons that use wheelchairs or other assistive devices. Learn more at www.ReinCleftonLaw.com
About STARK & D’AMBROSIO, LLP
Founded in 2004, Stark & D’Ambrosio, LLP is a full service business litigation firm. Its named partners have over 50 years of combined litigation experience, helping its clients navigate, resolve and win complex civil cases. It is a boutique law firm committed to providing high-quality legal services and guidance, tailored to meet its client’s individual legal needs. www.StarkDambrosio.com