Somehow in reporting the results of Plainfield curlers, I forgot a most impressive accomplishment by one of our members. Jacqui Kapinowski, an accomplished athlete who started curling last season and was part of the United States team that won a bronze medal at the World Wheelchair Championships in Switzerland, earned a spot this past December on the team that will represent the USA at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. This team will also represent the United States at the 2009 World Wheelchair Championships.
Long overdue congratulations to Jacqui and Harry, her tireless supporter and husband. We’ll be watching the results this February and when the team goes for the gold in 2010.