Special Olympics NSW State Tenpin Bowling Tournament a success in Leumeah: Photos

Leumeah hosted some of the state’s tenpin bowlers on the weekend.

More than 200 players took part in the Special Olympics NSW Tenpin Bowling Tournament at Campbelltown City Bowl.

The Special Olympics organisation aims to support and empower people with intellectual disabilities.

Singles, doubles and mixed doubles formats were contested on Saturday and Sunday.

There were five standout tenpin bowlers on the day – Illawarra duo Grant Francis and Madison Sims, Hunter Valley’s Mary Marks and Mid North Coast pair Darren Wallis and Jason Holley.

Coupled with strong performances at the Special Olympics Australia National Games held in April, the five players have been picked to represent Australia.

Francis, Sims, Marks, Wallis and Holley will compete at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi in March 2019.

The NSW Special Olympics tournament celebrations kicked off on Saturday morning with a Law Enforcement Torch Run.

The torch run is held prior to every major Special Olympics state tournament.

Volunteers and retired police officers combined with Special Olympics players to take part in a torch run through Leumeah.

Following the run, 12 police officers sent down the first bowls for the day at Campbelltown City Bowl.

A presentation is held following the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Leumeah. Picture: Simon Bennett

A presentation is held following the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Leumeah. Picture: Simon Bennett

NSW Police Transport Command Senior Sergeant Tina Davies said the police were proud to support Special Olympics.

“It’s a great chance for the police to be seen as normal human beings,” she said.

To find out more about Special Olympics NSW, visit www.specialolympics.com.au/nsw.

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