Thanks to the work of a Dublin 14-year-old The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition, or TAASC, will get to add another paralympic sport to its roster.

Thanks to the work of a Dublin 14-year-old The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition, or TAASC, will get to add another paralympic sport to its roster.

Jack Fedurek, who will be a freshman at Jerome High School in the fall, built a bocce ball court at TAASC for his Eagle Scout project.

A member of the scouts since first grade, Fedurek said achieving the highest ranking has long been a goal.

"It's kind of always the final goal," he said.

"It's not just something you put on a resume ... ," he said.

"It's like a job and it shows you know how to do things and how to adapt."

Adapting is part of what TAASC does.

The organization that offers adventure sports to people with mental and physical disabilities is located at 6000 Harriott Drive in Shawnee Hills on Columbus Parks and Rec land.

Fedurek has been volunteering for TAASC for three years, helping people kayak and snow ski on equipment that has been adapted for their disability.

"I had fun doing stuff through TAASC with skiing and kayaking," he said.

"I wanted to give back to them in some way."

TAASC Board of Directors member Dave Holzer suggested a few projects, and Fedurek latched onto the bocce ball court.

"I picked bocce because I've played bocce ball before with my family on the beach," Fedurek said.

Planning for the project began last fall and required fundraising, learning how to build a bocce ball court and finding stone for the project, which came partly donated and partly discounted from Shelley Materials.

The work also required learning about bocce ball and any adaptations for the Paralympics.

"There were two guys who had been to the paralympics in bocce in China," Fedurek said. "They told me all about it."

Building the court only took one day, but Fedurek had the assistance of 30 volunteers to pull up grass and lay down two layers of stone.

Fedurek had to make a few adjustments throughout the day, but it's part of the project experience, he said.

"I learned that you have to adapt to a situation because not everything will go as planned," he said.

As a paralympic club, the new bocce ball court will let TAASC add one more sport to their offerings, Holzer said.

"Jack's a great young man," he said. "He really understands community service."

TAASC has had three or four other Eagle Scout projects, one of them from Holzer's son.

"I discovered TAASC through my son's Eagle Scout project 14 years ago," he said.

Another Boy Scout will work with TAASC this summer on his Eagle Scout project as well, Holzer said.

"We just keep thinking of projects," he said.