Stephens Co. Special Olympics Hosts Bowling Tournament

Stephens County’s Special Olympics hosts a bowling tournament for its local athletes.

That tournament took place last month at the Rose Lanes Bowling Alley in Toccoa.

Special Olympics Local Coordinator Kevin Phillips said the tournament went very well.

“Everybody seemed to enjoy it,” said Phillips.  “It is something Special Olympics does for kids to give them a time that they can compete on a local level along the children they go to school with.”

About 75 Stephens County Special Olympics athletes participated in the tournament.

The elementary school age athletes went first, followed in a separate tournament the same day by the Middle and High School athletes.

Phillips said that all of the athletes worked very hard to prepare for the tournament.

“They (practice) about two or three times a week for three or four months,” said Phillips, who added they practiced for an hour or two each time.

Phillips said he appreciates all of the support that Special Olympics receives from the community

“Without them, we could not do anything because we are entirely funded by the community and the sponsors that we have,” said Phillips.

For more information on getting involved in Special Olympics in Stephens County, contact Phillips at 706-244-4135.