Thursday, November 5, 2009

Columbus (Ohio) CC inviting wheelchair users to curl

ThisWeek reporter Kevin Parks describes how the Columbus CC is hoping to attract wheelchair users and volunteers in football obsessed Ohio to come and try wheelchair curling at their two year old facility in the Clintonville area.

Club committee member Steve Shaffer wonders if someone attending the clinic might wind up representing Columbus as a member of the 2014 USA Paralympic Wheelchair Curling Team.

"I'd love to see, as a start, just some participants," said Shaffer, who also is chairman of the club's building facilities and maintenance committee. "To have a team, that would be great."

Experience in Canada tells us that it takes that one person detremined to make it happen, for a program to succeed.

The give-it-a-go session will be held between 11 - 3pm on Saturday Novemver 14 and they hope to have members of the 2010 USA team present. Contact the club for more information.

UPDATE: Here's a photo of the participants. Team USA 3rd Jim Pierce sits centre.

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