bowling-medalMore than 800 athletes from across Iowa will be competing in the Special Olympics Iowa State Bowling Tournament on Nov. 21. The tournament will span three locations – Westdale Bowl in Cedar Rapids, Bowlerama in Des Moines and Plaza Lanes in Sioux City.

Athletes of all ages will compete in singles, doubles and four-person team bowling. Bowing is also offered as a Unified sport in doubles and four-person team, where athletes with intellectual disabilities are paired with athletes without disabilities. Ramp bowling is available for athletes who are unable to roll their own bowling ball.

Opening ceremonies will begin between 9 and 10 a.m., depending on location. Bridgestone America’s Trust Fund sponsors the event and helps to make up the more than 250 volunteers needed to make the event a success.

In order to compete in the State Bowling Tournament, an athlete’s Application for Participation must be valid through Nov. 22, 2015. Registration forms were due on Oct. 23.

Please contact Rhonda Schwarzkopf at 515-986-5520 or if you have any questions.