A bowling fundraiser called Strike for Vets was held earlier in October to help support a spinal cord injury recovery center in Tampa called Stay in Step (non-veterans can rehab there as well).
Daniel Bolan, a 17-year-old Eagle Scout with a bowling average over 200, met retired U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret Romy Camargo, who was paralyzed in Afghanistan in 2008. Daniel created Strike for Vets to help Romy and others by raising money for the nonprofit organization Romy and his wife Gaby started, which operates the recovery center.
I had the pleasure of going to Tampa to meet and bowl with Daniel and Romy for a pre-event news story which demonstrated how the IKAN Bowler® enables quadriplegics like Romy and me to bowl. Another story covered the actual event, and both stories can be found on the news page of our IKAN Bowler® website:
Besides wanting to give kudos and draw attention to Daniel, Romy, and everyone who helped make Strike for Vets a success, I am also blogging about this because Daniel is planning Strike for Vets II to be held in Orlando in either January or February. I intend to participate in the event.
So stay tuned for more about Strike for Vets II!
Bill Miller 🙂
C1-2 Quadriplegic with a 255 High Bowling Game
Co-founder of Manufacturing Genuine Thrills Inc. d/b/a MGT
My blog: http://powerwheelchairusers.wordpress.com
Business website: http://www.ikanbowler.com
Personal website: http://www.lookmomnohands.net