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8th Annual Get Up & Bowl for Special Olympics slated for February 24

Tue 1-8-2019 2105 Circle Dr W,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-It's time to get teams together for the Get Up & Bowl for Special Olympics event, KUOO's Becky Thoreson has the story:

8th Annual Get Up & Bowl for Special Olympics slated for February 24 

The 8th Annual Get Up & Bowl for Special Olympics will be held on February 24th at Corner Lanes in Spirit Lake.

Organizer Nancy Vierkant explains.  "We're going to have room for 60 teams, so we'll have 5 different times that we can get 12 teams in on each time frame to come out and bowl with our Special Olympic Athletes.  So, we will start at 9 o'clock and we will be done at about 6.  That silent auction will start at about 9 o'clock as well, and last call for that will be at 5:15 this year."

She notes that the fundraiser helps local athletes.  "All the funds stay here, right in Dickinson County.  It is helping our Okoboji, our Spirit Lake and our Hope Have North adult athletes participate in both local, regional, as well as statewide events.  They are doing everything from basket ball to bocce ball to golf and track and field, and those events are statewide.  So, it really is a huge fundraiser for our athletes to be able to afford to be able to have that transportation costs and the uniforms and the equipment, for them to really be able to see year-long activities and events that they can compete in."

Registration forms are available at the Spirit Lake Chamber and Business Today in Spirit Lake.

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