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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Horseshoe Pitching for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Midnite Ringers

Whether you are a preteen or a senior, you can benefit from the competition, exercise, and social contact that the sport of pitching horseshoes provides.

Dr. Dennis R. Wyant, President, U. S. Blind Horseshoe Pitchers Association, tells everyone who will listen what a great sport horseshoe pitching is for the blind and visually impaired. It is inexpensive, easy to learn and you can pitch in your own backyard. Unlike other sports with moving targets or changing locations, horseshoes provides consistency because you pitch the shoe the same distance from the same position each time.

The USBHPA is a non-profit association that plans to build horseshoe courts at V A Blind Rehabilitation centers, as well as at schools and summer camps for children with visual disabilities.

Eventually, all Midnite Ringers will have the chance to compete in local tournaments and at a national championship for all ages, genders, and skill levels.

Become a Midnite Ringer. There are no membership fees.

U.S. Blind Horseshoe Pitchers Assoc.
395 Baytree Dr.
Melbourne, FL 32940
Phone: 321-757-6824

LED Illuminated Horseshoe Set

Don't want to be too official with your game? The Impact International Light n' Play Horseshoe Set is a great family game that offers day- or night-time fun! The LED-illuminated horseshoe set includes two neon pink and two neon green official-size lighted horseshoes, matching LED target stakes and batteries. NOTE: CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under three years.

Click this link to purchase the Impact LED Illuminated Horseshoe Set from

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