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Bowling fundraiser to benefit Shelby County's Special Olympics

Shelby County's Special Olympics Indiana program is hosting a bowling fundraiser on Thursday.

The event will be held at Blue River Bowl, 1601 S. Miller Street starting at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m.

The cost of participation is $15 per bowler, which covers 90 minutes of unlimited bowling with a minimum of three bowlers per lane (maximum six bowlers per lane). 

Bowling shoe rental is also included in the cost. 

To reserve a lane (or several lanes) for this evening, please contact Blue River Bowl with the number of lanes needed and your desired start time (no later than 7 p.m.).

Fifth percent of all proceeds raised will be donated to the Shelby County Special Olympics organization whose mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to develop athletic skills, improve physical fitness, promote socializing and friendships, and develop leadership skills and outstanding sportsmanship. 

Shelby County's program currently offers eight sports to over 200 athletes throughout the year.

Involvement in Special Olympics is at no-cost to the athlete, so fundraising within our community is essential to the fulfillment of our mission. Funds raised at this event will not only help fund our singles and doubles bowling competition and training (a program currently serving approximately 50 athletes six months out of the year), but it will also help finance the involvement of over 50 athletes at the Special Olympics Summer Games held at Indiana State University and Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute beginning June 9.