Special Olympics Illinois Athletes to Compete in State Bowling Tournament


 

WHAT:

2016 Special Olympics Illinois State Bowling Tournament

WHEN:

Saturday, Dec.  3 (See schedule below)

WHERE:            

Landmark Lanes, 3225 N. Dries Lane, Peoria

WHO:                 

277 Special Olympics athletes competing in bowling (singles, ramp, doubles, team)

  • 115 athletes competing in singles bowling competition
  • 44 athletes competing in ramp bowling competition
  • 54 athletes competing in doubles bowling competition
  • 69 athletes competing in team bowling competition

View list of athletes expected to compete.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE:   

Opening Ceremonies: 9 – 9:30 a.m. Saturday
First Shift: 9:45 a.m. – noon Saturday
Second Shift: 12:15 – 3 p.m. Saturday

The State Bowling Tournament is one of nine Special Olympics Illinois state tournaments held each year. Bowling athletes advanced from local Area competition and sectional competitions. To compete in the tournament, athletes must have trained for at least eight weeks.

The State Bowling Tournament Sponsors are: Presenting Sponsor Illinois Knights of Columbus and Gold Medal Sponsors Law Enforcement Torch Run and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for more than 22,000 traditional athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 21,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms lives by empowering people with intellectual disabilities 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.  If you are interested in learning more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible, contact your local Special Olympics agency, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website at www.soill.org.

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MEDIA:  For more information about the State Bowling Tournament, contact Michele Evans at 309-888-2573.