Special Olympics bowling tourney in Aberdeen this weekend

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Approximately 500 athletes will be competing in the annual Special Olympics State Bowling Tournament at the Village Bowl this weekend.

Those athletes will be accompanied by about 200 coaches, according to Melanie Frosch, Vice President of Sports and Competition for Special Olympics.

The tourney is an annual fixture in the Hub City. When asked what makes Aberdeen an ideal host city, Frosch pointed to one key element.

While Special Olympics has numerous state events, Frosch said bowling ranks right up at the top in popularity.

The event officially gets underway on Thursday, Nov. 7. Frosch said there is still opportunities for individuals to volunteer.