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THERAPEUTIC BOWLING
The University of Virginia Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, specialized in offering therapeutic recreation for disabled children. During the 1960s, the center took a grou ...
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PACIFIC COAST DEAF BOWLING
The Pacific Coast Deaf Bowling Association (PCDBA) was founded in 1939 and the Pacific Coast Deaf Women’s Bowling Association (PCDWBA) in 1947. The groups offer membership to deaf bowlers from western ...
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AWBA FOUNDING
The American Wheelchair Bowling Association (AWBA) was founded in June 1962, the brainchild of Richard F. Carlson, himself a wheelchair bowler. The organization’s first tournament was held that month ...
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ARMY HOSPITAL MODIFICATIONS
At the Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan, physicians and military leaders made bowling an important part of wounded veterans’ recoveries. The hospital outfitted its reconditioning ce ...
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BOB ANDERSON INSTRUCTING
Bob Anderson, inventor of the bowling hand rail and champion of bowling for the blind, offered instruction for adult and child blind bowlers. The hand rail was instrumental in allowing visually impair ...
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INNOVATIVE BALL HANDLE
Not all bowlers are able to grip a bowling ball using the three finger holes. A ball with a retractable handle, such as this Ebonite Maxim ball, allows for easier carrying on the approach. Once the ba ...
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VETS ON THE WHITE HOUSE LANES
President Harry S. Truman hosted three paraplegic World War II veterans for a demonstration at the White House bowling alley. Bowling was suggested to wounded veterans for its physical and mental bene ...
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ANDERSON’S HAND RAIL
After an injury blinded Bob Anderson, he began developing techniques for bowling while blind. Anderson was guided by the principle that recreation could help the blind feel more connected to a world t ...
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THE DEAF BOWLER
The National Deaf Bowling Association began operating by at least 1970. The organization served as the governing body for deaf bowlers in the United States, scheduling tournaments and disseminating in ...
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BLIND BOWLING
The American Blind Bowling Association (ABBA) was founded in the 1940s to both encourage participation in bowling among legally blind individuals and to govern blind bowling. ABBA’s publication, The B ...
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