Updated: Oct 11, 2018
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
– Special Olympics Athlete Oath
AccessAbility’s Evening Stars athletes have participated in bocce ball games and bowling through Special Olympics programming for the past years. Evening Stars Program celebrates abilities through social activities and sports training and participation.
According to Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN), through its programming, more than 8,200 people with intellectual disabilities showcase their skills to their peers, their communities and the world. In braving their attempts, they gain new experiences and become confident and empowered by their accomplishments. As a result, they create lifelong bonds with fellow athletes, volunteers and people in their communities.
After practicing for almost 3 months, AccessAbility’s Evenings Stars Bocce Ball Team successfully competed in the 2018 State Tournament on Saturday, September 22. It was held at the Healtheast Sports Center Indoor Fieldhouse in Woodbury. Our squad included 2 Unified Doubles Teams and 17 singles players.
We are so proud of our athletes and congratulate them on successfully competing in this year’s tournament. Many of them wore their awards at work the week after the competition!
Thank you to all the coaches- Amy Jones, Billy Anderson, Lydia Scherr-Demzuk, Chelsea Olson, Caitlin Spaulding, and Katie Swirtz for your time, energy, leadership and dedication to all of our athletes! It wouldn’t have happened without each of you!
As always, it was a great time for everyone involved! Again, congratulations to our Special Olympics Bocce Ball team!
Now bring on bowling! We look to have a record number of bowlers this year, so if you’ve ever wondered about coaching, now is the time! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This opportunity would not have been possible without volunteers and generous donors. Support the Evening Stars Program by making a donation. Thank you.