Bowling is one of the fastest growing Special Olympics sports. Although there are some modifications made for athletes with various abilities, most athletes compete under the same rules and circumstances as athletes on a professional tour.

Bowling may not be an Olympic sport, but it is among the most popular sports in Special Olympics. 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.

FUN FACTS: Bowling is Special Olympics Washington’s largest sport, with over 4,170 athletes competing around the state!

Local Community Contacts

Basin Area Director
Donnie Bagwell

Capitol Area Director
Alysanne Stack (Interim Director)

Cascade Area Director
Punkie Doyle

Columbia River Area Director
Barry Gill; Elizabeth Francis;

King County Area Director
Lindsey Cornish

North Central Area Director
Luke Wall

Northeast Area Director
Brenda Devine

Peninsula Area Director
Wendy Bonham

Pierce County Area Director
Ed Hazel

Southeast Area Director
Lori Landrus

Valley Area Director
Tim McDonald

Walla-Walla Area Director
Tracy Gaines

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