Special Olympics Bowling
LawrenceLightening - Special Olympics Bowling
hosted by Curtis Lanes in Ewing, NJ
What you can find in this section:
- What is Unified Sports
- How do I become a partner
- Frequently asked questions
Special Olympics Unified Sports® is an initiative that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition.
In Unified Sports bowling competition, a doubles team would consist of one Special Olympics athlete and one partner; a team would consist of two Special Olympics athletes and two partners.
The concept of combining athletes with intellectual disabilities and those without was first introduced in the mid-1980s to provide another level of challenge for higher ability athletes and to promote equality and inclusion. Today, the initiative includes virtually all Special Olympics sports, and Unified Sports competitions are an important part of Special Olympics World Games, as well as local, state/provincial and National Games.
Lawrence Lightning has two seasons; one in the fall and one in the spring.
The fall season generally runs from the end of September to the beginning of December.
The spring season usually starts in the middle of January and continues through the middle of March.
There are two competitions, both of which take place during the spring season. The first competition is held in the middle of the season and is known as the qualifying round. The second competition is held the last week of bowling.
The events, although a lot of fun, are held on weekends. For some, this means that they will not be able to attend. This is understood, but it is asked that if this is the case, please notify Coach Corman ahead of time.
Individual Competition – February 12, 2012
|Frequently Asked Questions|
Do I need to be good at bowling?
Do you need experience with special needs?
Do I need to come every week?
What are my responsibilities?
Are there costs involved?
How many spots are available?
Do I need to be a Rider student?
What time does it start?
Via I-295, from the South
Via the NJ Turnpike, North or South
From the East Via I-195
From the North Via US 206
Via Route 31, from the North
Volunteer Registration Form (.pdf)
On page 1 of the Volunteer Form A, for the “Local Training Program” and “Area” please put Lawrence Lightning, Area 11. Please do not fill out the bottom section where it begins, “Position Approval from SONJ…” We ask that you complete the page through “Part III: Background Information,” and move to the next page.
Unified Partner Form (.pdf)
The Video Release Form allows you to grant or deny the Lawrence Lightning team permission to use photographs or videos of you.