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Region D Bowling – Park and Agency Divisions

What Is Bowling?

Bowling is perhaps the most popular sport in Illinois. Bowling competition is conducted using a traditional format. However for those with various abilities, bowling has been modified by utilizing a ramp on the approach.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in bowling compete locally at region qualifying events. Gold medal winners are then advanced to sectional qualifying competition. Gold medal winners are then eligible to advance the State Bowling Championships held in Peoria in December.

Bowling Events Offered in Illinois

Traditional

  • Singles competition
  • Doubles competition
  • Team competition

Developmental

  • Ramp singles (ramp bowlers may also enter doubles and team competition as part of a traditional team)

Competition Information

Each athlete will compete in two to three bowling games. They are placed into divisions before the event and gold will advance to state.

Facility Information

Access to bowling lanes and whole facilities.

Event Details

  • Volunteer check in – 8:30 AM
  • Agency/Team check in – 9:30 – 10:00 AM
  • Competition begins – 10:00 AM
  • Awards – immediately following competition
  • Competition ends – around 2:00 PM

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Equipment

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Awards

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Concessions

Lunch will be provided to athletes and coaches (on a 3:1) ratio.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Who We Are

Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 9,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines.  Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible. While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority. All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information:

https://www.soill.org/wp-content/uploads/2-High-Risk-Fact-Sheet-7.9.20.pdf

Date

May 20 2023
Expired!

Time

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Habetler Bowl
5250 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60630

Location 2

Arena Lanes
4700 W. 103rd St. Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Location 3

Bluebird Lanes
3900 W. Columbus Ave, Chicago, IL 60652

Location 4

Waveland Bowl
3700 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Organizer

Caitlin Tipre
Phone
773-997-3828
Email
ctipre@soill.org

Other Organizers

Katie McFadden
Email
kmcfadden@soill.org
Brenden Cannon
Brenden Cannon
Phone
773-879-0034
Email
bcannon@soill.org
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