Wheelchair bowling event Saturday, Oct. 10
Benefits spinal cord injury recovery center
Teams are still forming for the big Strike for Vets Charity Bowling Event this Saturday, Oct. 10, from noon to 5 p.m. at Pinchasers, 5555 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33634.
The bowling tournament benefits Tampa’s Stay In Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center, the only such free-standing treatment center on Florida’s west coast for veterans and civilians with spinal cord injuries.
Using the rail-ramp-equipped Ikan Bowler attached to their wheelchairs, disabled vets aim down the bowling alley, scoot their wheelchairs forward and abruptly stop, launching the bowling ball toward the pins.
“Many vets are very adept at hitting their targets, and have pretty high scores – some higher than non-disabled vets,” said Daniel Bolan, an Orlando Eagle Scout who is one of the organizers of Saturday’s event.
Romy Camargo, a combat injured veteran and co-founder of the Stay In Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center, and Bill Miller, spinal cord injured civilian and co-inventor of the Ikan Bowler, both in wheelchairs, will be competing with hundreds of others in Saturday’s event.
To register, please visit www.stayinstep.org.