Region E Bowling Competition

What Is Bowling?

Bowling is perhaps the most popular sport in Illinois. Bowling competition is conducted using a traditional format. However for those of lower ability or with physical disabilities, 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


  • Singles competition
  • Doubles Competition
  • Team Competition


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

Competition Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Facility Information

There is access to bathrooms on site. There is plenty of parking in the lot.

Event Details

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Volunteer Information

For more information about volunteering at this event, please click here!


  • Appropriate athletic attire / uniforms (see rule interpretations for specifics)
  • Water


Individuals, pairs, and teams will be placed into divisions in advance and will be awarded after the competition. Teams who earn a gold medal will advance to Sectional bowling, where they will then have an opportunity to advance to state bowling.


A lunch and water will be provided for all registered and approved athletes, unified partners and coaches. The bowling alley also has additional food and beverage for purchase.

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

About Special Olympics Illinois    

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and X.  


Aug 10 2024


8:00 am - 4:00 pm


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


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