02/17/13 — Special Olympics bowling team needs funds to compete

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Special Olympics bowling team needs funds to compete

By Staff Reports
Published in News on February 17, 2013 1:50 AM

Special Olympics Wayne County will be sending one of its 2012 state bowling gold medal teams to participate in the two-day 2013 National Unified Bowling Invitational being held in Reno, Nevada, Feb. 27-28. This is the 23rd annual event sponsored by Special Olympics Ohio, which started in Toledo, Ohio in 1991. There will be 336 athletes teaming up from 12 states.

This is a unified team event where a Special Olympic athlete is teamed with a partner. Teams from Johnston, Mecklenburg, Surry and Wayne counties will be representing North Carolina at the event.

This is the second time a team from Wayne County will be representing the state. Wayne County's team is comprised of Special Olympic athlete Charlie Nail and his younger brother, Andrew. On the first day of the event, the Wayne County bowlers will be teamed with another team from Johnston County in four-man team competition. On the second day, the Wayne County team will bowl in doubles competition. Each day all participating teams will bowl three games.

Special Olympics Wayne County is raising funds to pay for the team to attend this event. No funds from the local account are used.

Checks should be made payable to Special Olympics Wayne County and identify it to "Bowling Event" and mail to Special Olympics Wayne County, 2102 Granville Drive, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530.