Jan 192016

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

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Mar 312015

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. 

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Author:  Madeleine Osberger      Publication: Aspen Daily News   Date: 3/30/15

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Father / Daughter Dance

 Posted by on June 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM  Activities and Sports, Inspire
Jun 242014

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.”

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Author: Robbie Couch        Publication: Huffington Post   Date: 6-20-14


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Mark Bathum silver medal in super-G

 Posted by on March 10, 2014 at 5:45 PM  Paralympics, Uncategorized
Mar 102014

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.

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Author: Katie Branham  Publication: Team USA Website  Date: 03- 09-2014


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Mar 102014

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.”

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Author: Terry Kolesar  Publication: Team USA Website  Date: 03- 08-2014

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