Warner Robins hosts the State Masters Bowling Tournament of Special Olympics Georgia this weekend

Aug 20, 2013, 16:43 ET from Special Olympics Georgia

ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest state bowling tournament for Special Olympics Georgia adult athletes, 22 and older, will be held in Warner Robins Aug. 23-25. Nearly 1,350 athletes and unified partners from all over Georgia will compete to be the state's best bowler.

Bowling competitions will be held Friday through Sunday morning at Gold Cup Lanes and Robins Lanes Air Force Base. This is the fourth year the city has hosted the Special Olympics Georgia Masters Bowling Tournament for athletes with and without intellectual disabilities.

Following Friday's competition is Opening Ceremony at the Museum of Aviation Amphitheater. Participating celebrities include Grand Marshal and State Rep. Larry O'Neil; Miss International City Carmen Walker; and WMAZ Sports News Anchor Suzanne Lawler as Master of Ceremonies.

The games are free and open to the public. Awards will be given out throughout the weekend.

The City of Warner Robins and area businesses have been supportive to the athletes attending the tournament and in the lasting effects of positive change through sports. The tournament's presenting sponsor is the Warner Robins Convention and Visitors Bureau. Chuck Shaheen, the city's mayor, and City Council have also been instrumental in making the tournament possible.

If you would like to be a volunteer, contact stephen.sparks@specialolympicsga.org. For more information and a schedule, visit www.specialolympicsga.org.
Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA)
SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for nearly 25,878 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.

SOURCE Special Olympics Georgia