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

  • juin
    02
    Michigan State Summer Games
    juin 02, 2016 - juin 04, 2016
     
    Mount Pleasant
    Michigan
    Michigan State Summer Games

    The State Summer Games presented by SpartanNash take place June 2-4, 2016 on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant. The State Summer Games is the largest Special Olympics Michigan event with 2,600 SOMI athletes along with an additional 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperones, family members and spectators attending each year. Ten types of competition are offered at the State Summer Games each year, including aquatics, athletics, bocce, bowling, gymnastics, horseshoes, power lifting, weightlifting, volleyball, developmental athletics and motor activities training program. Athletes compete in State Summer Games after qualifying at local competitions throughout the year. The State Summer Games is one of six annual statewide competitions for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. The Special Olympics Michigan programs are offered at no cost to the athletes or their families. The State Summer Games are proudly presented by SpartanNash, the only Statewide Premier Gold Medal Sponsor of Special Olympics Michigan.

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    Contact: Aaron Mills
    Email: aaron.mills@somi.org
    Phone: 989-774-4393

    juin 02, 2016 - juin 04, 2016
     
    Central Michigan University
    Mount Pleasant, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
  • juin
    03
    State Summer Games
    juin 03, 2016 - juin 05, 2016
     
    Kingston
    Rhode Island
    State Summer Games

    Join us as 1,500 athletes from 60 teams participate in a weekend-long event at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island. Sports offered include: Aquatics, Athletics, Bowling, Cycling, Motor Activities Training Program, Powerlifting and Soccer. Even though some competitions begin Friday, June 3rd during the day, Opening Ceremonies will be held that evening at 7:30pm.

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    Contact: Chris Hopkins
    Email: chris@specialolympicsri.org
    Phone: 401-349-4900

    juin 03, 2016 - juin 05, 2016
     
    University of Rhode Island
    45 Upper College Road
    Kingston, Rhode Island
    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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