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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!

Strike for Vets, Orlando

Strike for Vets is a bowling fundraiser to help some of the most wounded warriors. This is actually the second Strike for Vets event (the inaugural was held last October in Tampa) and is this Sunday, May 22, in Orlando. … Continue reading

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Another New Bowling Record for Wheelchair Users Driving by Head Array

Mike Murach has upped the record he set in February, and I have a feeling he is not done! (Big smile) For now, the bowling record for a wheelchair user driving by head array is 182. You can see his scoresheet … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Bowl-A-Thon for Rhonda

The last two years, many folks have contributed to successful bowl-a-thon fundraisers to help keep my friend and fellow quadriplegic, Rhonda Reese, out of a nursing home. And I thank you all, most sincerely – collectively it’s been a huge … Continue reading

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New Bowling Record for Wheelchair Users Driving by Head Array

Another month, another new dynamic wheelchair bowling record. Earlier in February, Mike Murach posted the best bowling score for a wheelchair user who drives by head array with a strong 180. In January, Timo Toivonen set the overall world record … Continue reading

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New MD and Overall World Records for Dynamic Wheelchair Bowling!

Timo Toivonen: 257. That ridiculously good bowling score is now the top overall score in the world for a dynamic wheelchair bowler, and also ups the record for a male with muscular dystrophy. Dynamic just means it incorporates the movement … Continue reading

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Easy ways to read or listen to the Bible for free online

For Jews, Christians, or people who are curious, the best selling book of all time – the Bible – is available online for free, and daily reading plans make it easy to consume over the course of a year or … Continue reading

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Wheelchair User Bowls a 232 and 607 Series

Last month, Curtis Wolff bowled a 232 in the first game of a three-game series totaling 607 pins. That is not too shabby for almost anyone, but it is ridiculously good for someone who is essentially paralyzed from his chest … Continue reading

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Strike for Vets

A bowling fundraiser called Strike for Vets was held earlier in October to help support a spinal cord injury recovery center in Tampa called Stay in Step (non-veterans can rehab there as well). Daniel Bolan, a 17-year-old Eagle Scout with … Continue reading

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Personal Update, Trip to Atlanta

I do not typically share personal updates on this blog, instead I usually save those for an occasional email to my full email list (just ask if you want to be added or removed, no worries). But the latest update … Continue reading

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Wheelchair Bowling Records

In 2009, I started a wheelchair bowling records website to share the bowling achievements of different types of wheelchair users, and also to share some of what is possible for people, despite certain physical conditions. The focus of the website … Continue reading

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