Bowling event for Special Olympians

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Normally Fat Cats is a crowded center for young single adults on dates but on Jan. 21 it hosted a different group of bowlers.

Local Special Olympians, family members and volunteers gathered early in the morning to compete, have fun, and enjoy each other’s company. The age of participants ranged from ages five and older. They rotated between several different lanes to keep the excitement going and only positive energy could be felt at the event.

[easyembed field=”Photogallery”]BYU’s ROTC was also present to volunteer and cheer on the participants.

“The kids need to feel loved and they themselves reflect such a pure love,” said Nathan, an ROTC volunteer. “I felt so good the whole time I was there.”

Nathan is a member of the Arnold Air Society, a service group connected with the Air Force to provide cadets with opportunities in the community to serve.

The Utah chapter of the Special Olympics holds such events throughout the entire year to give members the opportunity to connect with others in the area with similar experiences and abilities.

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