Special Olympics Bowling Tournament back after three years
The Monroe County Special Olympics Area 34 Bowling Tournament was held recently at Monroe Sports Center.
The tournament was sponsored by Kiwanis International of Monroe County.
“After a three-year pandemic pause, Kiwanis Club volunteers were pleased to resume their support by providing two games of bowling and lunch for 250 children and adults with varying abilities. Today is about these athletes,” Katie Burroughs, current club president, said. “Regardless of their abilities, they have the opportunity to come together and participate in something that brings them a great deal of happiness and satisfaction and allows them to show off their talents. Our local Kiwanis members feel so fortunate to be a part of Monroe County Special Olympics."
Dick Sager, Kiwanis Special Olympics chairperson, has been in charge of organizing the event for more than 20 years.
Sager retired in 2008 from his position as executive director of Home Inc., a residential housing program for people with disabilities.
“Although he plans to remain active with Special Olympics, he and his wife plan to spend more time traveling and visiting children and grandchildren. He would love to see more young people in the community getting involved through membership in the local Kiwanis International Club,” Burroughs said.
Special Olympics is one of the many projects Kiwanis volunteers are involved. The club also supports the local Salvation Army, Holiday Camp, Community Meals and youth sports teams and more.
To learn more about Kiwanis International of Monroe County visit monroemikiwanis.org.
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