Shriver Cup Special Olympic Bowling

This has been a busy weekend for our Special Olympic teams.  Yesterday we hosted a regional basketball tournament and today our athletes traveled to North Brunswick to represent Randolph High School in the Shriver Cup Special Olympic Bowling tournament.

Our bowling team is coached by Ms.  Patti Mountjoy and Ms. Erin Donnelly.  These coaches have been working with our athletes since last year’s tournament to get them ready for competition.  Everyone had an awesome time and our mens team brought home a bronze medal.

This weekend marked the opening ceremonies for the Unified Special Olympic winter games in Austria.  The goal of Unified Special Olympics is inclusion.  Athletes with intellectual disabilities play and compete on the same team as athletes without IEP’s.  This movement has really been taking off (please see earlier post where NJ Unified Special Olympics recognized RHS as an exemplary play unified school).

I could not be more proud of our special olympians as well as our high school partners who have given of their time to practice and compete with our special olympic athletes.  I urge you to attend an event to see first hand what I’m talking about ~ incredible.

 

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