After a few pints at their local pub, a group of blind friends in Cornwall, England, agreed to the suggestion that they should start their own blind darts team.
"While we were down the pub the other day, Joe, the landlord, mentioned that Rotary had organized for pubs to take part in the Fast Darts competition. He asked if we wanted to put in a blind darts team," said 68-year-old Richard Pryor, who lost his sight 40 years ago. “After three pints I am up for anything and we said yes.”
Dubbed the “Darting Optimists,” the team is now ready for its first match.
"No one has been injured yet, although there has been quite a bit of damage to the door and around the board. I think it’s a great idea and it’s quite exciting. We’re always up for something that’s a bit different," Pryor told the West Briton.
"Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. I have been blind for 40 years and I have had a superb time, I wouldn’t swap it for anything. However, on the nightRead More »from Blind darts team prepares for their first match