Valerie Gagilano, 30, of Wheeling bowled the game of her life on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Northeast Sectional Bowling at Stardust Bowl, Addison, by bowling a perfect game of 300.
Stardust Bowl presented Valerie with a 300 Club pullover and made announcements congratulating her. Valerie also received praise from her fellow Special Olympics competitors, who kept asking what lane she was in so that they could go over and congratulate her.
“I was happy and nervous when I finished the 300 game,” said Valerie. She has bowled since she was a kid. Valerie competes in Special Olympics through Northwest Special Recreation Association and has competed in softball and floor hockey.
By Ashley Luecke, SOILL Communications Intern