Over the last eight weeks, more than 590 Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) bowlers and 27 Unified Partners have been training for the 2016 Area 4 Bowling Competition. On Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, competitors will head to Copperfield Bowling Center (15615 Glen Chase Dr.) to compete for medals and bragging rights. Bowlers 8-11 years old will compete on Dec. 2 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., while athletes 12 years and older will take over the lanes on Dec. 3 from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in an attempt to qualify for the statewide bowling competition, which will be held in Austin in February.
The athletes will compete in one of six divisions based on ability, including: singles bowling, ramp assisted, ramp unassisted, doubles, Unified doubles and teams. The Unified Sports division allows athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to train and compete on the same team. Awards and ribbons will be presented after the competition.
Volunteers are needed to help throughout the competition, especially during afternoon shifts each day. To sign up for a shift, click here.
For more information, contact Renee Klovenski (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 713.290.0049.
About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 55,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646. Engage with us on: Twitter@SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX;youtube.com/specialolympicstexas. Visit the SOTX – Greater Houston Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX4.
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