Wheelin' Water is the result of my search to find something that my son Steve could really get into and be a part of. For most 16 year olds, finding something to do or to be part of is not a problem. You meet friends at school, join the football team or some club, maybe you learn to drive or go out on a date. Normal things to do.
For Steve, this was not the case. In May of 2002, Steve had an accident where he fell off the back of a golf cart and sustained a severe, life altering, closed head injury. He had always been a very active kid. He was on a soccer team, played Y-ball, loved to ride his bike and was going out for his junior high school football team. Steve still wanted to be involved in sports and to be part of a team. Though big enough to play on any team, 6’-9” and 250 lbs, he could have no hard contact. He became a 4 year letterman as a manager on his high schools state ranked football team.
The rule on his team was “HYDRATE”. There’s always plenty of water on the sidelines for the players to drink. The problem was I found Steve spending much of the game walking back and forth to a locker room, fumbling a cart with empty water jugs. What was needed was a way to get an ample source of water on the field, make it easy to maneuver and refill. Steve and I put our heads together and made our first prototype out of a barrel cart and lawnmower wheels. ( See picture below )
Many revisions later, we developed the Wheelin' Water. His team and coaches are happy with the performance and versatility of the cart. Steve takes great pride in being a part of developing and building a quality product that we stand behind 100%. I’m glad he’s on my team.