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Special Olympics Bowling 2010

See larger Corey Chandler competes in bowling with volunteer Josh Daniels. Crowson said many of the volunteers find the events so rewarding, they take vacation days from work.

Photo by Rachel Stafford

Corey Chandler competes in bowling with volunteer Josh Daniels. Crowson said many of the volunteers find the events so rewarding, they take vacation days from work.

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  • Maranda Massengail competes in the bowling event during the three-day Special Olympics competition in September at Crest Bowling Lanes.
  • Assistant Director for Parks & Rec, Cookie Crowson says the Special Olympics oath with Barbara Orr. Crowson said the next event, Alpine Snow Skiing, will be held at the end of February at Ober Gatlinburg.
  • Volunteer Darryl Adams assists Kaitlyn Stephens with her mom, Valerie, at Crest Bowling Lanes in September.
  • Corey Chandler competes in bowling with volunteer Josh Daniels. Crowson said many of the volunteers find the events so rewarding, they take vacation days from work.
  • Summer Jullian prepares to bowl with volunteer Josh Daniels by her side. The Special Olympics bowling event took place on September 9, 14 and 16.
  • Carlos Cochran and Tim Green celebrate a great frame at the Special Olympics bowling event in September. Bowling is one of six athletic competitions held every year.
  • Caleb Maples competes at Crest Bowling Lanes. The Special Olympics events are open to all Blount Country residents ages 8 years old and up.
  • Competitor Noah Prats jumps for joy at the bowling competition in September. The Special Olympics event included 232 athletes and 75 volunteers over the course of three days.
  • Tim Baker, Jacob Davis and Ron Nugent prepare to bowl the next frame at the September competition. The Blount County Special Olympics will celebrate 25 years next year.
  • Callie Lundy competes with hundreds of athletes in the bowling event. Special Olympics will offer five events next year, including Basketball on Feb. 23 and Track & Field on April 27.
  • Kaitlin Pinkard celebrates a great frame with volunteer Kevin Stoltenberg.
  • Tina Fisher and Megan Grace turn the bowling competition into a dance event with on-looker Elaine Feeley.
  • Noah Hearon prepares to bowl his set during one of the Special Olympic events in September. Athletes were also invited to a Power Lifting event that was held at Foothills Mall on Oct. 30.

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