Special Olympics regional bowling tournament in Pueblo

Special Olympics regional bowling tournament in Pueblo


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ONLY ON NEWS 5… FAMILIES FROM ACROSS SOUTHERN
COLORADO WERE IN PUEBLO TODAY
FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS
REGIONAL BOWLING TOURNAMENT. THE LANES AT “BIG DADDY’S
SUNSET BOWL” WERE PACKED AS MORE
THAN 300 ATHLETES COMPETED FOR A CHANCE TO BOWL IN A STATE
TOURNAMENT NEXT MONTH. SPECIAL OLYMPICS HOLDS
COMPETITIONS YEAR-‘ROUND IN 19
DIFFERENT SPORTS. THE OTHER FALL SPORTS
INCLUDE FLAG FOOTBALL AND
VOLLEYBALL. SOME TEAMS TRAVELED FROM AS
FAR AWAY AS SALIDA AND ALAMOSA
TO TAKE PART. “WE WANT EQUALITY, WE WANT TO
END DISCRIMINATIONS AGAINST
INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE
INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE A
DISABILITY AND THEY JUST WANT TO
SAY, HEY LOOK AT MY ABILITY RATHER THAN MY DISABILITY.”
SEVERAL UNIFIED PARTNERS
JOINED THE ATHLETES. A UNIFIED PARTNER IS A PEER
WHO DOES NOT HAVE AN INTELECTUAL
DISABILITY THAT CAN HELP
FACILITATE THE GAME. THE “PUEBLO KNIGHT