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Richmond, VA, May 8, 2012

3000 Day Safety Club Gives the Gift of Golf

The Spruance 3,000 Day Safety Club recently raised funds that went into the purchase of ParaGolfer adaptive golf equipment for the “adaptive golf program” at Sheltering Arms Rehabilitative Hospital.

The equipment, pictured at right, was first used in April when a multiple sclerosis patient came to the adaptive golf clinic at Sheltering Arms and was able to drive a golf ball over 150 yards with the help of the ParaGolfer.

“He was excited to be standing and thrilled to be hitting the ball after eight years of not golfing. His wife was appreciative and said, ‘We had no idea how this experience is changing his life. He finally has something to look forward to,’” said Alison Clarke, Community Recreation Services Director for Sheltering Arms.

According to Otto Buck HealthCare, the ParaGolfer is a singular all-terrain special mobility device that lifts people from a sitting position to a standing position. The player can rely on secure support in any position; providing the freedom of playing golf.

“I humbly say ‘thank you’ to your organization for the financial support to make this happen! I hope with each clinic, we continue to have success stories and recruitment of new ParaGolfer users to return to the game of golf regardless of their limitations,” Clarke said.

For over 55 years, the 3,000 Day Safety Club has partnered with Sheltering Arms in providing care to ill and injured citizens while providing financial assistance to those in need. Collectively, the 3,000 Day Safety Club has donated over $300,000 to the rehabilitation hospital.