Special Olympic athletes compete in bowling tournament - KOTA Territory News

Special Olympic athletes compete in bowling tournament


Special Olympics athletes came together today to knock each other out in a friendly competition.

More than 275 athletes from around the Black Hills took to Meadowood Lanes in Rapid City for some bowling.

The special Olympics' bowlers competed based on ability, gender and age.

Students from high schools around the area volunteered their time to help make the competition happen.

Event coordinator Cathy Grubb says competitions such as this one are special to the athletes.

"It's also about the social, these athletes come here and they have a blast. They enjoy each other, make old friends, meet new ones, it's just a really big day for the athletes," said Grubb.

The competition also gives the athletes an opportunity to qualify at the state level in November.

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