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Paralympian Patrick McDonald to take part in American 300 Tour

By Terry Kolesar | May 30, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)
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May 30, 2014

Paralympian set to take part in American 300 Tour

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) - Two-time Paralympian Patrick McDonald (Madison, Wis.) will visit the Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana next week as part of the American 300 Heavy Medal Tour VIII.

A U.S. Army Veteran, McDonald, 46, will be joined by three-time Olympian Emily Cook (aerial skiing) for a visit to the base on Tuesday and Wednesday. While in Louisiana, McDonald will have an opportunity to engage with service men and women - learning their stories while telling his own from the recent Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. 

"I just want to say it is a great chance to hang with the greatest military on the planet," said McDonald, who has represented the U.S. at two Paralympic Games and three world wheelchair championships. "It's always a great opportunity to hang with my fellow servicemen and women."

To learn more about American 300, visit www.american300.org

USA Curling is sponsored by AtomAmpd, Nike, Brooms Up Curling Supplies, Sitrin, and The RAM Restaurant & Brewery, BalancePlus, and is partnered with Hilton HHonors, United Airlines, RJM Licensing Inc., and CurlingZone.

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For more information: Terry Kolesar, Director of Communications, terry.kolesar@usacurl.org, 715-344-1199 (office) or 608-338-9900 (mobile).

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