The historic six-quad outing!
On April 26th, 2003, six different
quadriplegics actually bowled: three guys, three girls; three sip-and-puff
drivers, three joystick drivers (see the
tale-of-the-tape below:). It was a historic event that we hope to make
commonplace at bowling alley's throughout the country.
The who's who:
In the back, from left to right: MGT cofounders Vince Tifer, and Sharon &
Claude Giguere. Bowlers, from left to right: Michelle Hlavek,
Wendell Howell Jr., Jeff Parker, Jennifer Harman, Bill Miller, and Rhonda
Reese. Photo by Peter Carston 4-26-2003.
Games: 16 (at the beautiful smoke-free Spanish Springs Lanes in The
Quadriplegics: 6 (three females, three males)
Chair styles accommodated: 6 different models, operated at different
Driving systems: 3 mouth-controlled "sip-and-puffs" and 3 hand-controlled
High score by gender: females (3rd, 5th, 6th), males (1st, 2nd, 4th)
High score by driving system: sip-and-puff (1st, 5th, 6th), joystick (2nd,
All things considered... it was a FABULOUS day. The huge smiles, the
cheering gallery, success from first-time users (I was the only one with
Ramp-style experience), it was... in a word... AWESOME. I'd like to thank
the volunteer Quad Squad bowlers, and also my partners for making this happen.
And for everyone reading this, we indeed hope
to make these bowling outings commonplace across the country. Contact us for
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