Bowling is a very popular sport. Ten-pin Bowling commonly called “Bowling” in the US, is a competitive sport in which a player (the “Bowler”) rolls a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic lane with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible.

It is a particularly beneficial sport to people with intellectual disabilities, irrespective of their age or sports abilities since it ensures physical exercise and at the same time participation and social integration. Although there are some modifications made for athletes with physical disabilities, most athletes compete under the same rules and circumstances as athletes on a professional tour.

Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics bowling.  View the Bowling Fact Sheet

Find a Special Olympics Area program near you to participate. Contact your Area Manager if you’re interested in starting this sport in your Area.


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