Nicole Ducouer, IFB Solutions Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Programs
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MORE THAN 85 OF NORTH CAROLINA’S BEST BLIND BOWLERS COMPETE MARCH 16 IN WINSTON-SALEM TOURNAMENT
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – More than 85 of the best bowlers across North Carolina who all happen to be blind are converging on Winston-Salem for one of the best tournaments of the year on March 16th.
Avid sports fans may think college basketball is the marquee event for this Saturday with the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, but North Carolina’s bowlers would argue it’s the Charles E. Roane Invitational Tournament in Winston-Salem hosted by the Forsyth County Blind Bowlers.
Clayton Sanders, a sewing machine operator at IFB Solutions in Winston-Salem, is one of the event organizers. Clayton lost much of his vision following a premature birth at less than two pounds. He joined IFB Solutions 10 years ago and joined Forsyth County Blind Bowlers five years ago as a stress reliever. He enjoys the team camaraderie and the spirit of competition. Clayton was IFB’s Employee of the Year in 2017, and frequently speaks about the organization to groups across the country.
More than 85 blind bowlers representing teams from Greensboro, Durham, High Point, Forsyth County, Raleigh and eastern parts of the state are expected.
The Forsyth County team includes many employees of IFB Solutions, the largest employer of people who are blind in the country, with headquarters in Winston-Salem.