New York Lawn Bowling Club in Central Park. Last weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a remarkable new event that we hope will become an annual date on the calendar. It was the first annual VIBBY tournament - a unique collaboration between the New York Lawn Bowling Club (NYLBC) and In Tandem, a group of bicycle enthusiasts who just happen to be visually impaired.
Excitement was high as we reached the final playoffs and all participants were on the green breathlessly following the play-by-play calls of the sighted assistant. Two women bowlers battled it out for first and second place and finally it was Kim Paulk who prevailed. She had had an especially good week as her employer, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, had given her a shout-out on the company website for her exceptional performance as an Apple specialist. When you consider that Kim has been hearing and vision impaired since birth, it was a particularly sweet moment.
P.S. With special thanks to Alan Winson and Stanley Zucker who made this all happen!