27th Annual Bowling Tournament

DSC05127On February 28th, 100 Special Olympics Philadelphia athletes came to Erie Lanes for the 27th Annual Bowling Tournament. The tournament started with the parade of athletes followed by the Frankford JROTC presenting the colors. Athletes Kirstyn Cantres and Teddy Angerman emceed Opening Ceremonies which included Director of Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia Britt Kleine saying a few words and “the man of a thousand voices”, Joe Conklin. During Opening Ceremonies,  Fran Moore was recognized as she just became part of the newest class to the Special Olympics North America Coach of the Year. This award is given annually to a Special Olympics coach who has made a significant and demonstrable impact on local Special Olympics Programs and their communities. After a few more words, Kirstyn Cantres officially opened the games. Athletes bowled their way through three rounds as family and fans clapped and cheered. There were many spares and strikes and even some hard splits. 


The following athletes received a gold medal:

John Abbot     Kayla Atkins     Christine Benoit     Kaitlin Berkavzer
Jose BorreroBarbara BorreroIan CapacioLafayette Charleston
Vincent FilogranaMeghan GarlickMitchell GaskinMatthew Grabowski
Kelsey GrinrodChristina GuytonWesley HicksMarlen Johnson
Kevin KarcherJohn KulpaKevin MarshallJohn Mitchell
Shawn MotonMichael O’Donnell     Charles RueterKyle Sheaff
Jeremiah SpruillWilliam StrausserRichard WalstonKayla Walter
Miachel Weinberg     Jennifer WetzelElijah WilliamsJoseph Yerkes
Edmund ZakrockiCharles Zisette  


The following athletes received a silver medal:

Raymond AndersonTeddy AngermanRonald AtkinsLisa Barbour
Ryan BoganMichael CastilloKeith CollinsChristina Comerford
Stephen DacynaGenine DeNofaWilliam DevlinChristina DiVergilis
Stanley Dluzniewski     Kelly DluzniewskiRobert DuffyMichael Esposito
Kim EwingPaul FischerArmand GarciaJason Green
Matthew KossmanDemetrius LeFlore     Robert LehrJoseph Lestochi
Thomas MillerJenna MorseMichael Mullen     Lamont Royals
Allison RuitizerJames SheltonAngie SmithJames Trotman
Bryan Zieglar   


The following athletes received a bronze medal:

James BarbourRussell BarndtKirstyn CantresManny Cook
James CostelloJames CurryJeffrey Dornblaster     Irwin Fox
Pam GaloneLavar GladdenBob KaneBrenndin LaGomarsino
Michael Marshall     Marcus Montgomery     Katie MooreStephen Price-Wright
Sharon QuarlesSheila StevensBrian StulzDavid Brent Williams


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