Fifteen games must be bowled for an athlete to qualify for State Games. Because of the limited days of practice, athletes cannot miss practice without advance approval from the head coach to make up games. Except in unusual circumstances, games must be made up before the practice is missed.
Bowling is a competitive sport in which a player (the “bowler”) rolles a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic lane with the objective 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!