New Crowd of Curlers prove you don't need to be able to walk to participate in the sportFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A new crowd of curlers is proving you don't need to be able to walk, to become a star slider on the ice.
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A new crowd of curlers is proving you don't need to be able to walk, to become a star slider on the ice.
Fargo's Freedom Resource Center sponsored Wheelchair Curling today at the FM Curling Club.
This isn't your typical curling competition...
Caroline Congdon/Fargo: "We are doing wheelchair curling"
In fact, it's no competition at all...
David Shove/Fargo: "Not too bad for not having done this before I guess."
But rather a chance for those with disabilities to learn a new sport.
Congdon: "I think it's cool, i've actually never done this kind of thing before."
Shove: "I'll try anything once"
David Shove has been bound to his wheelchair for the last 12 years...
Shove: "It's something I can actually do sitting. "
While Caroline Congdon has been blind since birth...
Congdon: "For me, I don't know how it would've been differ had I been able to see.
Their stories for getting here are all different but everyone agrees they never thought they'd see the day they'd get the chance to curl.
Congdon: "I think just being able to do it. "
A chance to trying something in this cold weather... giving off a warm feeling of accomplishment..
Shove: "There's not a lot of stuff to do in Fargo for someone with a disability, other than like dancing."
Congdon: "We don't always get to experience a lot of things that a lot of other people take for granted."
Sometimes a strong hand and even stronger mind... Is all it takes for these sliders to shine.
Congdon: "It's been great."