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Special Olympics Chicago

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Written by Grace Koh
Special Olympics Chicago held its Bowling Tournament at Habetler Bowl this weekend. Special Olympics, which originated here in Chicago, has the mission of providing "year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community." (Learn more on Special Olympics Chicago's website)
Athletes bowled in different lanes depending on which division they qualified for, and were accompanied by friends, family, and coaches. Axis UChicago volunteers assisted with score-keeping, presenting awards, and other behind-the-scenes tournament responsibilities.
Axis UChicago thanks Special Olympics Chicago, its affiliates and athletes for a great tournament and for the chance to participate, and looks forward to future opportunities to work together.
Grace is a third year majoring in Political Science. She is co-founder and current co-president of Axis UChicago.
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