But Disney said no pushing wheelchairs allowed. “That caught me by surprise, actually,” said Boyle.
So he contacted the U.S. Track and Field Federation and asked them to reconsider. “We got a phone call out of the blue. It was the director of the event himself, who said we would like you to come down and take part,” said Boyle.
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Author: Dawn Kendrick Publication: WTHR Date: 1-18-15
This year’s event, which continues through April 3, has attracted about 360 veterans who will have the chance to ski, rock climb, scuba dive, snowmobile, take part in sled hockey and learn self defense.
Author: Madeleine Osberger Publication: Aspen Daily News Date: 3/30/15
McKenzie had the crowd erupting in applause as her father, Mike — sporting a Georgia Bulldogs baseball cap — lifted her from her wheelchair, spun her in the air and danced around stage to Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb.”
Publication: Paralympic Games YouTube channel Date: 03-15-2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Mark Bathum and guide Cade Yamamoto won silver in the men’s visually impaired class to lead Team USA to four top-10 finishes in the men’s super-G competition at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.
Bathum (Seattle, Wash.) and Yamamoto (Quincy, Wash.) won their first Paralympic medal together after only racing together for two and a half months. Bathum is now a two-time Paralympic silver medalist after finishing as the runner-up in the downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
Author: Katie Branham Publication: Team USA Website Date: 03- 09-2014
SOCHI, Russia —After strong starts at past international competitions, Team USA’s 0-2 beginning to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at the Ice Cube Curling Center comes as a surprise to Patrick McDonald and the U.S. wheelchair curling team.
McDonald and teammates Jimmy Joseph (New Hartford, N.Y.), Penny Greely (Green Bay, Wis.), Meghan Lino (East Falmouth, Mass.), and alternate David Palmer (Mashpee, Mass.) lost this afternoon to Korea’s Myung-Jin Kim rink, 9-5, to slip to an early 0-2 hole in the round robin.
“It wasn’t a really great day for us,” said three-time Paralympian Joseph. “I’d rather be 2-0 instead of 0-2, but that’s the way the stone turns. We’re not out of it yet. I’ve seen teams come back from 0-4. Everyone’s not going to win every game. We’re going to have a great, great rest of the week.”
Author: Terry Kolesar Publication: Team USA Website Date: 03- 08-2014
DV Newsletter #43
Mark Bathum sets his sight the Sochi slopes to add more medals to his 2010 second place. Find out how Mark and other skiers with visual impairments made it down the slopes in this article.