Hundreds participate in Special Olympics regional bowling tournament

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Hundreds of people laced up their bowling shoes Saturday for the Special Olympics regional bowling tournament.

The tournament was held at Northrock Lanes for bowlers in the south central Kansas area.

Director of Development for Special Olympics Kansas Mitch Guthrie says close to 400 people participated. Each athlete played two games.

The scores will be inputted into the computer, and will qualify them to compete in the state tournament coming up in October.

"Our athletes love to have a chance to compete, but it's also a great time," Guthrie said. "I know a lot of them care if they win or lose but they're also having a great time just competing against their friends and rivals from nearby communities."

Organizers thanked the community and volunteers for coming together to make the event happen.