Greenbrier County Special Olympics athletes participated in the State Special Olympics Bowling Tournament in Charleston the first weekend of December and Greenbrier County Special Olympics’ Cannonball Bowling Tournament on Dec. 21 in Lewisburg.
Seventeen bowlers participated in the State tournament in singles and doubles in 33 divisions for two days. Awards for singles were: First place (gold medal): Travis Schutzmann, and Shane VanMeter. Second place (silver medal): Suzanna Berger, Jefferson Fraley, Brian Luchsinger,Wesley Mummert, and Anna VanMeter. Third place (bronze medal): Stacey Brinson, Brad Burns, and Doug Gallaher. Fourth place (ribbon): Tiffany Brewster, Johnna Miller, and Jennie Weikle. Fifth place (ribbon): Dawn Tinney, and Greg Twohig. Sixth Place (ribbon): Michael J. Kashola. Seventh Place (ribbon): Jeanette Gallaher. Awards for doubles were: Second Place: Brad Burns/Travis Schutzmann. Third Place (bronze medal): Suzanna Berger/Johnna Miller; Joseph Canterbury/Wesley Mummert; Jeanette Gallaher/Dawn Tinney; and Greg Twohig/Shane VanMeter. Fourth Place (ribbon): Tiffany Brewster/Stacey Brinson; Jefferson Fraley/Brian Luchsinger; and Anna VanMeter/Jennie Weikle. Sixth Place (ribbon): Doug Gallaher/Julie Green (Monongalia County).
There were 63 bowlers at the Cannonball Bowling Tournament who enjoyed a day of fun. All participants received a medal or ribbon, received a t-shirt, had free lunch and snacks, had their photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and made crafts.
Greenbrier County Special Olympics thanks its community supporters and volunteers who donate their money, goods and time to make these special events possible.
Greenbrier County Special Olympics is a nonprofit organization that uses its funds to purchase T-shirts/uniforms, pay registration fees for state events, and other fees as needed for its athletes. Donations may be sent to: Greenbrier County Special Olympics, 276 W. Bailey Road, Lewisburg, WV 24901-5758.
Special Olympics offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities comprehensive year-round training and competition in Olympic-type sports. It is open to people with intellectual disabilities who are at least 8 years old, regardless of the degree of their disability. Athletes interested in participating in Greenbrier County Special Olympics may contact John Miller, Jr., director, at 304-646-0579.