Two athletes trained by SEASPAR earned medals at the Special Olympics Illinois State Bowling competition in Peoria on December 3.
The Special Olympics Illinois State Bowling competition is one of nine state tournaments held each year, and the final state competition for singles, doubles, team, and ramp bowling events. Athletes must qualify in both Area and Section competitions to advance to State Bowling. Of approximately 6,000 Special Olympics bowlers statewide, only 277 athletes qualified to compete at the State competition.
SEASPAR’s Ben Ellenby of La Grange and Christina Schutz of Darien both earned gold in the Area and Sectional singles competitions to qualify for the State tournament. Ellenby earned silver in his division at the tournament, and Schutz earned bronze in her division. This was both athletes’ first year competing in Special Olympics Bowling.
Join us in congratulating Ben and Christina on their hard work and achievements!