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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Athletes gather for are Special Olympics bowling tournament

  • Around 120 athletes gathered at the Fast Lane Family Entertainment Center in Chillicothe on Saturday to participate in the 2013 area bowling tournament for Special Olympics Missouri North Area.
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  • Around 120 athletes gathered at the Fast Lane Family Entertainment Center in Chillicothe on Saturday to participate in the 2013 area bowling tournament for Special Olympics Missouri North Area.
    Athletes from Chillicothe, as well as Trenton, Cameron, Richmond and Ray County participated. The first and second-place finishers will advance to districts in December, with the state Special Olympics bowling tournament in May at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia.
    A heightened level of enthusiasm filled the bowling facility.
    “They are excited,” Katie Hrenchir, associate area director of the Special Olympics, said of the athetes. “This is their first bowling tournament of the year and they have been ready for this for months.”
    The athletes spent a lot of time preparing for the tournament.
    “All of their family is here to support them, so they are ready to show off their skills,” Hrenchir said.
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