Wheelchair (Quadriplegic) Bowling Historical Display…

Power wheelchair users like me would (likely) not be able to bowl if several folks had not decided to make it possible.

Claude Giguere is one of the main folks who decided to make bowling possible – and fun – for all types of wheelchair users, even high-level quadriplegics like me. Claude is the inventor of what is now known as the IKAN Bowler® (I am generously credited with co-inventing it) and he put together a Museum-like display to kind of share the evolution from the wooden prototype he built to the precision product we bowl with today. One of the two regular places at which our Central Florida group bowls, AMF Leesburg Lanes, is now displaying our history for all to see, and we are thankful for them giving our display a home.

We took some pictures from the “unveiling” of the display to our Quad Squad group.


Thank you to Claude and everyone who has helped to make bowling possible AND FUN for all!


William A. Miller, BSBA, ME
C1-2 Quadriplegic with a 255 High Bowling Game
Co-founder of Manufacturing Genuine Thrills Inc. d/b/a MGT
My blog: https://powerwheelchairusers.wordpress.com
Business website: http://www.ikanbowler.com
Personal website: http://www.lookmomnohands.net

About billgator97

I started this blog to highlight how wheelchair users, especially power wheelchair users, are being empowered through sport, in particular: dynamic wheelchair bowling. It's actually bowling that emulates the able-bodied bowling process, i.e. setup, then physically approach and release the ball upon stopping short of the foul line. I happen to be paralyzed from my neck down, and ventilator-dependent, yet I've actually bowled 24 legitimate games of 200 or better. I say that NOT to brag, but to show what is possible and make the point that ANY wheelchair user who can safely operate their chair, they can bowl (I helped invent a device that makes it possible). Please look around and feel free to ask any questions! Thanks and God bless!
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