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Special Report: Spirit To Spare

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:23 PM EDT
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The Asheville Smokies Blind Bowling League held its first ever state-wide bowling tournament. Teams from across the state participated in the day-long tournament at Star Lanes in Asheville. Most of the 60 players had limited sight or were legally blind. They used a metal rail to guide them to the lane.

James Benton, president of the Raleigh Outlaws says the sport is a bonding time for those without sight.

"I can't say I've seen specifically the outcomes on their faces, but I can hear it in their voices and see it in their actions that they really appreciate what we do," said Benton.

First place in the team division went to a group from the Raleigh Outlaws. Second place went to members of the Asheville Smokies.

Click here if you're interested in finding out more about the Carolina Bowling Alliance. 

By Ingrid Allstaedt
Follow Ingrid on Twitter @IngridNews13

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