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Water skiers enjoy adaptive clinic at Pachaug Pond

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2022

The Day
By Kimberly Drelich
August 20, 2022 

Griswold ― Jillian Harpin enjoyed water skiing Saturday morning in loops around Pachaug Pond.

Harpin, a Wethersfield resident who had a spinal cord injury about six years ago, used an adaptive water ski, which was about the size of a wake board and had a seat.

She said that since her injury, she’s become way more adventurous and experienced so many different types of sports that she never tried before. She said participating in adaptive sports allows her to keep challenging herself and meet other people who share a similar journey.

 

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Back on the tee boxes, adaptive golfers share their aim

Monday, Sep 12, 2022

Fox61 News
By  Jim Altman
Published: September 1, 2022

WALLINGFORD, Conn. — The shots might be going in all different directions, but, for the players, their aim is the same. For more than a dozen adaptive golfers, an end-of-summer tradition returned after a pandemic pause that lasted three years.

The Farms Country Club played host to the Ken Murphy Memorial Open which brings former patients from Gaylord Hospital and Gaylord’s Sports Association together on the tee boxes.

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