Dairy Flat bowler Scott Curran will have his stolen World Masters Games medals replaced as a result of a story in the July 19 issue of Hibiscus Matters.
Scott won Gold for the Mixed Pairs (age 30 to 39) and Men’s Fours (40-49) at the Masters and was hoping to pass them down to his son.
The story described how Scott’s medals went missing from the Carlton Bowling Club in Auckland not long after the Games ended.
After seeing the story, a World Masters Games softball umpire from Red Beach saw the story and offered to gift the medal that he received for his umpiring services to Scott.
Scott was just about to take up the generous offer, when he was contacted by World Master Games chief executive Jennah Wooten last week.
She said a relative had seen the story in the paper and contacted her.
As a result, replacements for both Scott’s missing medals will be couriered to him.
Scott says he’s over the moon with the result and thanks everyone who offered to help.
Masters medals replaced