Marshall-Starke Special Olympics Bowl-a-Thon This Sunday


A bowl-a-thon is planned for Sunday, April 27 to gather funds for Marshall-Starke Special Olympics.

Coordinator Edie Hastings said this fundraiser helps the not-for-profit volunteer organization provide athletic opportunities for children and adults from Marshall and Starke Counties. Hastings said there are quite a few sports offered throughout the year.

“We do have bowling in the fall, basketball in the winter, track and field and bocce right now for spring sports and then in the summer we do softball. We’re going to start a cornhole tournament this summer,” said Hastings.

There are 150 total athletes from Starke and Marshall Counties who participate in various sporting events throughout the year. The bowl-a-thon is the organization’s big fundraiser.

“We ask people to either form teams and come in – we’re asking for a $25 entry fee per person – or they can come in as individuals and this is what a lot of our athletes do. They go out and solicit funds for us and bring the money in.”

The event will be at Quick’s Lanes in Plymouth from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. Along with bowling, there will be other fundraisers and free food. If you would like more information, call (574) 721-9822.