Warner Robins hosts the State Masters Bowling Tournament of Special Olympics Georgia this weekend
Atlanta – Aug. 18– The largest state bowling tournament for Special Olympics Georgia adult athletes, 22 and older, will be held in Warner Robins Aug. 22-24. Nearly 1,300 athletes and unified partners from all over Georgia will compete to be the state’s best bowler.
Bowling competitions will be held Friday through Sunday morning at Gold Cup Lanes and Robins Lanes Air Force Base. This is the fifth year the city has hosted the Special Olympics Georgia Masters Bowling Tournament for athletes with and without intellectual disabilities.
Following Friday competition is Opening Ceremony at the Museum of Aviation Amphitheater. Participating celebrities include Grand Marshal Mayor Randy Toms; and Flint Energies Senior Vice President Jimmy Autry as Master of Ceremonies.
The games are free and open to the public. Awards will be given out throughout the weekend.
The city and area businesses have been supportive to the athletes attending the tournament and in the lasting effects of positive change through sports. The tournament’s presenting sponsors are the City of Warner Robins and Warner Robins Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA)
SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for 26,702 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.