December 15th, 2017

Murschell back in the Hat to help kids learn darts

By Mo Cranker on December 5, 2017.

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Hatter Dawson Murschell tosses a dart Monday evening at the Medicine Hat Lodge before hosting an event for Medicine Hat youth who are hoping to get into the sport.


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Dawson Murschell is trying to do his part in getting more kids into darts.

The 22-year-old professional is currently touring parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan teaching kids about the sport, and was in Medicine Hat Monday evening to give back to the city where he began his career.

“We’re here to just play some darts,” he said Monday before the event. “We’re having an exhibition, and I’ve brought in three-time wold champion John Part to have an exhibition and to put on a show for people.”

Rather than holding an event at a bar or pub, where darts are often played, Murschell rented out the Medicine Hat Lodge so people of all ages could come and enjoy the event.

“I grew up in the youth league here and I definitely wanted to give something back to the youth league in Medicine Hat,” he said. “I wanted to hold it here and have the youth come out and play against a three-time world champion.”

Murschell says it is important for him to get more people into the game.

“I just want to promote darts in Canada,” he said. “I just want to make sure that I help put darts on the map, especially with younger kids. Having something like this, they can come out, have some fun and learn about darts — that’s the main thing, I just want people to see what stage darts is all about.”

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