Erie, PA: The Special Olympics PA Western Bowling Sectional will return to Erie Saturday, March 17 at Eastway Lanes, Westway Lanes and Greengarden Lanes. Tournament organizers expect up to 325 athletes from all of the western counties of Pennsylvania to attend.
Winners of the tenpin tournament will have the chance to move on to the Special Olympics Pennsylvania State Summer Games in State College, Pa.
The events are divided into three categories: individual, doubles and team bowling. Individual bowling includes singles, ramp unassisted bowl and ramp assisted bowl. Doubles and team bowling include male, female, mixed, unified sports male, unified sports female and unified sports mixed.
Athletes are grouped based on their age, gender and ability to create a fair playing field.
Singles competition will be held at Eastway Lanes and Westway Lanes, while Greengarden Lanes will see Teams, Doubles and Ramp events.
Opening Ceremonies for the tournament will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at all locations. Competition will follow from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Awards will be presented from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at all locations, and Closing Ceremonies will begin at 4:10 p.m.
For more information, please visit http://specialolympicspa.org/.