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 Borrero Barbara Borrero Ian Capacio Lafayette Charleston
Vincent Filograna Meghan Garlick Mitchell Gaskin Matthew Grabowski
Kelsey Grinrod Christina Guyton Wesley Hicks Marlen Johnson
Kevin Karcher John Kulpa Kevin Marshall John Mitchell
Shawn Moton Michael O’Donnell      Charles Rueter Kyle Sheaff
Jeremiah Spruill William Strausser Richard Walston Kayla Walter
Miachel Weinberg      Jennifer Wetzel Elijah Williams Joseph Yerkes
Edmund Zakrocki Charles Zisette    


The following athletes received a silver medal:

Raymond Anderson Teddy Angerman Ronald Atkins Lisa Barbour
Ryan Bogan Michael Castillo Keith Collins Christina Comerford
Stephen Dacyna Genine DeNofa William Devlin Christina DiVergilis
Stanley Dluzniewski      Kelly Dluzniewski Robert Duffy Michael Esposito
Kim Ewing Paul Fischer Armand Garcia Jason Green
Matthew Kossman Demetrius LeFlore      Robert Lehr Joseph Lestochi
Thomas Miller Jenna Morse Michael Mullen      Lamont Royals
Allison Ruitizer James Shelton Angie Smith James Trotman
Bryan Zieglar      


The following athletes received a bronze medal:

James Barbour Russell Barndt Kirstyn Cantres Manny Cook
James Costello James Curry Jeffrey Dornblaster      Irwin Fox
Pam Galone Lavar Gladden Bob Kane Brenndin LaGomarsino
Michael Marshall      Marcus Montgomery      Katie Moore Stephen Price-Wright
Sharon Quarles Sheila Stevens Brian Stulz David Brent Williams


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