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 at the end of August and goes through mid-November. Area competition is mid-October. State competition wraps up our season mid-November. Our uniform consists of comfortable pants and a Wild West shirt. Some athletes prefer to have their own bowling ball and shoes. Our team has a few bowling balls that atheltes can borrow.
Practice is Saturday morning and we play 2 games. We have a wide range of skills so athletes are grouped by general ability and age. Social opportunites 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).