Welcome To Special Olympics International!

We are a global organization with programs in 170 countries. This site may be customized by language and geographic region.

Bowling

This page draws together bowling-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.

Companionship through Sport

Ten-pin Bowling commonly called "Bowling" in the US, is a competitive sport in which a player (the "bowler") rolles a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic lane with the objectvie of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible. 

Although Bowling does not belong to the Olympic sports, it is among the most popular sports in Special Olympics. It is a particularly beneficial sport to people with intellectual disabilities, irrespective of their age or sports abilities, since it ensures physical exercise and at the same time participation and social integration. Plus, it's great fun!

About This Page

Special Olympics focuses on the individuality of each athlete so that coaches can train and encourage growth in skills and accomplishment. The coaching materials, rules and other resources on this page have been specially prepared for coaches working with people with intellectual disabilities. Coaching Special Olympics athletes calls for the same skills and experience that many coaches are familiar with. The extra information in our coaching guides about working with people with ID is what makes our materials helpful and valuable.

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Upcoming Bowling Events

  • Oct
    01
    Metro Regional Bowling Tournament
    Oct 01, 2016
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Shawnee Mission
    Kansas
    Metro Regional Bowling Tournament

    Join us October 1st at College Lanes and Park Lanes in Shawnee Mission, Kansas as our athletes compete in the Metro Regional Bowling Tournament. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

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    Contact: Chris Burt
    Email: burtc@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-789-0337

    Oct 01, 2016
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    College Lanes/Park Lanes
    10201 College Blvd and 7701 Renner Rd
    Shawnee Mission, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    11
    Southeast Regional Bowling Tournament
    Oct 11, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016
     
    Pittsburg
    Kansas
    Southeast Regional Bowling Tournament

    Join us October 11-13 at Holiday Lanes in Pittsburg, Kansas as our athletes compete in the Southeast Regional Bowling Tournament. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

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    Contact: Chris Burt
    Email: burtc@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-789-0337

    Oct 11, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016
     
    Holiday Lanes
    2406 N Boardway
    Pittsburg, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    29
    North Central Regional Bowling
    Oct 29, 2016
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Topeka
    Kansas
    North Central Regional Bowling

    Join us October 29 at Gage Bowl in Topeka, Kansas as our North Central Area athletes compete and show their skill in regional bowling competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

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    Contact: Krystin Guggisberg
    Email: guggisbergk@ksso.org
    Phone: 785-531-0577

    Oct 29, 2016
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Gage Bowl
    4200 SW Huntoon
    Topeka, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
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