Special Olympics conclude with individual bowling event

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska’s Special Olympics is wrapping up its first Spring Games since the pandemic with a day of bowling.

The Games saw over 1,000 participants during the three-day competition. Sunday, just under 300 took part in the bowling events.

Sunday’s events focused on individual bowlers who competed in divisions of eight players.

“For me, Special Olympics is important because it gives people who used to be on the sidelines a chance to get on the field and play, gives them a chance to shine, gives them a chance to feel like their neighbors or their classmates or other people in the community,” President and CEO of Special Olympics Nebraska Carolyn Chamberlin said. “We say, we’ll take you at whatever level you’re at and we’re going to give you a chance to shine and have dignity.”

2022 marks Nebraska Special Olympics’ 50th anniversary.

The USA Special Olympic Summer Games will be in Orlando, Florida this June. There will be 30 athletes representing Nebraska and three are from Lincoln.

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