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Get Up & Bowl for Special Olympics Fundraiser is being held Online this Year

Wed 4-14-2021 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Get Up and Bowl for Special Olympics is being held online this year, KUOO's Becky Thoreson has details:

Get Up & Bowl for Special Olympics online fundraiser underway 

Get Up & Bowl for Special Olympics, the annual fundraiser for the Spirit Lake Park Special Olympic Athletes, is being held as a virtual event this year due to COVID-19 concerns.

Organizer Mike Ross says, the auction is underway.  "Instead of the face to face auction that we've had at corner lanes the past 9 years, this year we're doing a facebook auction which we launched this Sunday at 6 am and it goes through the 18th, so there's still plenty of time to log in and bid on the great items.  We have over 200 different bundles of items this year, so what you need to do is just log in as yourself on facebook and then go to the events section where you'll find Get Up & Bowl for Special Olympics, click on that and then discussion and you'll see all the great auction items there."

He adds that the fundraiser has required may volunteers through the years.  "Of course, Adam with the Get up and Go Show was kind of the launching pad for that and then, over the years, it's been Spirit Lake, Lake Park, Okoboji, all the teachers, the Special Olympian coaches and leaders, Nancy Vierkant, all those people coming together.  It's taken all of us to do the event."

He notes that funds raised help support the local athletes.  "100 percent of that money goes into that fund for those athletes, so they can have all their events paid for and a lot of those expenses deferred so, it is a very huge, important part of that, to make that whole organization work, and for those athletes to be able to participate and do all of those great things."

Listen to the full interview:

Interview with Mike Ross Get up and Bowl 2021 

For details click here

Monetary donations may also be dropped off at:
Business Today 1823 18th St,
Spirit Lake, IA 51360