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Fifty bowlers, caddies and spectators turned out at Belleview Lanes in Englewood, Colorado recently for a tournament using IKAN Bowler®, a ramp-based assistance device designed and manufactured by MGT Corp. of Brandon, Florida.
Organized by the city’s Craig Hospital, a spinal cord and traumatic brain injury center, the tourney was planned as the first of an annual event series. It was sponsored by the IKAN Bowler® Foundation, Craig N. Nielson Foundation, which supports people with spinal injuries; and Adapted Equipment Co., a medical equipment supplier owned by the hospital.
Joe Gomez, Craig’s director of therapy and recreation, said the tournament could have accommodated more than the ten who competed, but logistics required organizers to keep the number down in order to maintain a high quality for the event. The IKAN Bowler® allows even high-level quadriplegics to bowl by enabling them to control the ball release. USBC has certified a league using the IKAN Bowler®.