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Special Olympics hosts bowling event

Six schools take part in tournament

Six Lawrence County schools took part in the Special Olympics bowling event at Spare Time in Ironton on Wednesday.

According to Thea Brown, coordinator of the Lawrence County Special Olympics, about 200 kids were present to take part in the bowling tournament, which the group organizes every year.

She said this was the first day of the event and another session will take place on Monday.

In addition, the group also organizes a volleyball tournament and other events for Special Olympics children throughout the county.

“We try to make it a fun day for them,” Brown said of the event.

She said they had faculty volunteers, as well as high school and middle school students from Chesapeake, Fairland and Dawson-Bryant to assist in the event.

The annual Lawrence County Special Olympics games take place in May, with the host school for the countywide event rotating each year.