Photo contributed by Kristi Smalley
More than six dozen athletes from Hermiston/Pendleton Special Olympics Local Program #510 recently raised more than $6,000 during its annual Bowlathon fundraiser.
The Oct. 7 event was held at Desert Lanes in Hermiston. Jillian Smalley was the top fundraiser, followed by Andrea Eiden, Angie Koester, David Andrews and Lyall Arey — they each won cash prizes for their efforts.
Kristi Smalley, publicity manager, invites the community to come out and cheer the bowling athletes on as they participate in the Regional Bowling Competition Saturday, Oct. 14 beginning at 9:15 a.m. at Desert Lanes, 1545 N. First St., Hermiston. There is no admission charge.
Special Olympics provides year-round athletic training and sports competitions for individuals ages 6 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Fundraisers help in supporting the program, which is free for athletes to participate.
For more information about participating or volunteering, call Angela Schneider, local program coordinator, at 541-314-0166.