Friday, November 21, 2014

Nanaimo Gold Medal Lawn Bowlers

 Help send Nanaimo Gold Medalists to New Zealand

National Gold Medalists, Randy Fred and Dave Ruckman, both local, blind lawn bowlers, have qualified to compete at the World Championships for Blind Bowlers at New Zealand in February 2015.   Randy has lived without vision all his adult life; Dave went blind over a 3 day period a few years ago.   

Randy and Dave are athletes who have been outstanding achievers on lawn bowling greens and throughout their ‘lives with and without vision’.  They have deservedly become Canadian representatives on the world stage for athletes with a disability.  Citizens nationwide deserve to know about the amazing achievements of these blind gold medalists because they will be representing Canada and Canada is YOU and ME!   

By rule, blind competitors must be accompanied by Directors/Coaches.  A fundraising committee has committed to raising $20,000 to enable these outstanding athletes to fulfill an opportunity of a lifetime and compete internationally.  The Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club has recently launched a ‘crowd sourcing’ campaign  to garner sufficient funds to send Dave and Randy (and their Directors) on this Journey.


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