The American Wheelchair Bowling Association held its 57th Annual National Tournament June 6-9th in Fort Worth, TX. The nation's best bowlers came from all over the country to compete. According to the AWBA blog about this event, the tournament began on Wednesday, opening with 26 teams in the Doubles Championship and 16 teams in the Pfister/Ramus Team Championship. There were also 12 singles champions who competed in the Al Uttecht Tournament of Champions.
June 2-3 was the 15th Annual Dave Kiley DK3 Tournament. An event where players enter as individuals and are sorted into teams of three based on classification, skill level, and experience. It was by far the largest turn out in the history of the event with 54 athletes in attendance. The tournament was organized by NWBA Hall of Famer and U.S. Paralympian Dave “DK” Kiley. It was proudly hosted at the University of Texas at Arlington by head coach of the Movin’ Mavs men’s wheelchair basketball team Doug Garner.
Today is World Spina Bifida Day! As Team ABC Medical, we are excited to celebrate this important day by helping build awareness for spina bifida and sharing some of the unique stories of families from all across our country. In this Q&A, originally published last year, we got to chat with Misty Schaff from Shelbyville, IN, who along with her husband Travis is raising 3 boys. The youngest of them, "the baby" of the family, is Kaiden, who is now 9. Kaiden was born with spina bifida.
This is their spina bifida story.