November 3, 2017 – Charlottetown, PE:
From May 14 to 20, 2018, over 400 inspirational athletes and 90 coaches and support staff will descend into Charlottetown, Summerside and Tyne Valley, Prince Edward Island for the Special Olympics 5-pin and 10-pin National Bowling Championships. This is the first major event in North America during Special Olympics 50th anniversary year.
Athletes qualified from their provincial and territorial games to compete at these National Championships and for many athletes this is the pinnacle of their competitive experience. The 10-pin bowlers will be competing to represent Team Canada at the 2019 Special Olympic World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
“We are thrilled that Prince Edward Island is hosting the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Bowling Championships,” said Cory Thomas, Organizing Committee Co-Chair. “Sport, volunteerism and hospitality are important to the people of P.E.I. We look forward to sharing our province with Special Olympics athletes from across the country in May 2018.”
Bowling is one of Special Olympics Canada’s original sports and also features the most registered athletes, with 13,435 Special Olympics participants across Canada. The week will be a true showcase of dedication, competitive spirt and sportsmanship.
For more information, visit www.specialolympics.ca/2018-bowling and follow the Championships on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @SOC2018Bowling.
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Games Manager, 2018 Special Olympics Canada Bowling Championships