I began wheelchair bowling in 2004 as a recreational activity. Little did I know how this sport would help build health/wellness and most importantly community within my life. I joined the American Wheelchair Bowling Association (AWBA) after being a spectator at the 2005 Las Vegas Invitational and became a lifetime member in 2012. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed bowling in as many tournaments as possible across the country. While serving on the Board of Directors with the AWBA, I have developed a strong appreciation for the sport of bowling, as well as the competition, relationships, and opportunities the AWBA provides.
I believe wheelchair bowling and the AWBA can and should be as visible and prominent as any other adaptive sport because it is the only adaptive sport that allows the disable bowler to compete with able bodied bowler on the same level playing field and scoring, while achieving a great amount of success.
Adaptive Sport Programs on a whole allows the person with a disability to consider the possibility. To reach the unreachable, to achieve the unachievable and to have the adventure of a lifetime doing it.
I hope everyone can get a taste of this wonderful adaptive sport sometime in their life.
If you want to come out and bowl with us, check out the calendar and pick an event where you can join us.
Kenneth Hill, AWBA
Editor's note: It is a great honor for us to be a sponsor of the American Wheelchair Bowling Association and to support wheelchair bowlers across the U.S.A in their efforts to grow the sport and create opportunities for individuals to get involved with it. If you are an AWBA member, we would love to hear from you! Send us a brief message and let us know how we can help you.