A three-day national wheelchair curling camp for disabled veterans will take place in the United States thanks to US Paralympics funding.
The event is due to take place at Denver Curling Club between April 19 and 21 next year after the United States Curling Association (USCA) was selected to receive grant money designed to introduce injured members of the armed forces to Paralympic sport.
Ten curlers will be fully funded to compete and will receive instruction from national team members and staff.
Attendees will also be given a curling delivery stick so they will be able to continue in the sport.
"We are thankful for this continued opportunity to work with disabled veterans and disabled members of the armed forces and expose them to the exciting Paralympic sport of curling," said Marc DePerno, USCA's director of wheelchair curling outreach and development.
"Previous support from the Veterans Affairs has proven successful with education and sustained participation in the sport of wheelchair curling and has resulted in the identification of several current Team USA members."
The USCA also hopes to stage at least three one-day outreach clinics throughout the country, as well as fund a team to compete at the 2017 Cape Cod International Wheelchair Summerspiel.
This event will be held in Falmouth in Massachusetts between July 20 and 23 next year.
The US wheelchair curling team finished sixth at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics, and failed to make the semi-finals.
The sport, which features mixed teams, has been contested on the Paralympic stage since Turin 2006.