Ten-pin bowling commonly called "bowling" in the U.S., is a competitive sport in which a player (the "bowler") rolls a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic lane with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible.
The season starts in September and goes through November. The State bowling competition wraps up our season. Our uniform consists of comfortable pants and a Wild West shirt. We have Wild West bowling shirts available for purchase. Some athletes prefer to have their own bowling ball and shoes. Our team has a few bowling balls that the athletes can borrow.
Practice is Saturday morning and we play 2 games. Social opportunities are an important part of Special Olympics so we also work on sportsmanship and encouragement of team mates and competitors.
Special Olympics allows lane assistance if needed (ramps and/or parents/caregiver support).
Athletes needs to provide their own lane assistants. Assistants at the bowling competition need to be certified coaches.