Bowling at Kings Sports Center will play a key part in the 2014 Special Olympics Cayman Islands National Games.
As part of its Week of Awareness, SOCI is teaming up with King Pin Bowling as the bowling alley will be provided free of charge to Games participants on April 10. In a statement, SOCI said bowling is a way for Special Olympic athletes to connect with the community.
The statement reads, “The mission of Special Olympics is based on, through sport, giving our athletes opportunities to demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
“Our annual National Games and Week of Awareness aims to do just that with the athletes competing in their chosen sports at which they have been training hard over the past year. In addition to the serious competitions, fun events like this bowling afternoon allows the athletes to have fun while interacting with the community. We very much appreciate the support of companies like Aon and Kings who have made this event possible.”
The games are taking place over six days, having started from April 6 and ending on April 11. A staple of the local Special Olympics community, the games usually encompass track and field events like shotput along with other disciplines like bocce.
For Kings, the presence of Special Olympics marks the latest addition to its sporting portfolio. Hockey, basketball, football and squash are among the sports already featured at the facility.