Legends on the Niagara: A Leader in Accessible Golf

July 23, 2007

 

Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission’s (NPC) Legends on the Niagara, one of
Canada’s most highly acclaimed public golf courses has become Ontario’s first golf complex to
offer the SoloRider golf cart, thereby enhancing the facility’s overall accessibility for those looking to play its courses.

With the recent purchase of the SoloRider, mobility impaired golfers will now have the opportunity to play a full round at any of Legends three courses, on a specially designed 350-degree swivel seat golf cart, which elevates to allow players to tee off and putt, while also allowing them to travel on the greens and even into sand traps, due to its turf-friendly designed tires. According to The Niagara Parks Commission Chairman Jim Williams, “acquiring the SoloRider for Legends was an easy choice to make. It’s all about improving accessibility and enhancing the experience for those golfers who might not otherwise get a chance to play one of our spectacular courses.”

Frank Peter, a Niagara Falls resident who has been paralyzed from the chest down since 1985, owns his own SoloRider. He joined NPC pro Curtis Labelle at Legends recently to play a roundand to demonstrate the carts’ effectiveness and options. Prior to teeing off, Mr. Peter stated, “the SoloRider allows me to get off the couch and hit the course! Its availability at Legends will allow not only the disabled, but anyone with a mobility impairment to get back out there and enjoy the game they love.”

To reserve your tee-time and the SoloRider, simply contact Niagara Parks Golf at 1-866-465-
3642 or 905-295-9595. With advance reservations, the SoloRider may also be utilized at the
Commission’s Whirlpool Golf Course. Niagara Parks now provides several flexible golf package
options for its courses, including lessons, cart rentals, meals and accommodations. Please see NPC’s website www.niagaraparksgolf.com for further details. For more information on the
SoloRider, please visit www.solorider.com.

The Niagara Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario has preserved and
maintained the parklands and attractions surrounding the Falls without tax dollars since 1885.
Your purchases at Niagara Parks help great things happen. Every dollar you spend with us helps preserve the nature and heritage of the Falls and the Niagara River Parkway.

For more information and high-res photos of Mr. Peters demonstrating the effectiveness
of the SoloRider Cart, please contact:
Tony Baldinelli
Communications Manager
(905) 371-0837
tbaldinelli@niagaraparks.com