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District 200 supports the Special Olympics by Bowling for the Torch

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For the third year in a row, Community Unit District 200, otherwise referred to at CUSD200, will be supporting the District 200 Special Olympics with the program Bowl for the Torch. This great event will be fun for the entire family!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 10th at 3:00 p.m. at Fox Bowl. The alley is located at 1101 Butterfield Road in Wheaton, Illinois.

In order to participate in this charitable event, you must first fill out the online Registration form or pre-register by visiting www.cusd200.org, and search under QUICK LINKS. Cost for the event is $25 per bowler; $20 for bowlers 12 years and younger. The price includes two bowling games, shoes and a pizza lunch.

You can pay online or send your registration check (Payable to District 200) to the following address:

District 200 Special Olympics
Hubble Middle School
Attn: Adam Ferguson
3S600 Herrick Road
Warrenville, IL 60555

It is also not too late to donate a raffle item. If you or the company you work for would like to donate an item for the raffle or if you have any questions about the event itself, feel free to contact Adam Ferguson at adam.ferguson@cusd200.org, Kammer Hufnagle at Kammer.hufnagle@cusd200,org, or Mary Ann Gudmundson at mary.gudmundson@cusd200.org.

Teams can sign up, but please make certain that teams do not contain more than five bowlers.

This fundraiser will help support the District 200 Special Olympics whose philosophy revolves around one primary premise: that young people learn life lessons through participation on a team, during both practices and games.

The Special Olympics gives special individuals the opportunity to compete when in other situations that may not be allowed to or they may not physically be able to. But with this unique setup, the people that participate get to learn invaluable life lessons: teamwork, work ethic, leadership, fair play, and a very important concept, responding to adversity.

Sports are fun. Winning is fun, but the above lessons will allow participants to take something truly important with them into their futures! In addition, the Special Olympics give everyone an opportunity to participate – not just those heroes that will win the game.

The entire community is invited to participate, not just the athletes, coaches, parents, friends and family members. It is truly an event to witness. That is why CUSD200 hopes to get everyone working together; in hope of supporting and teaching those invaluable lessons to the participants and to create and enjoyable experience for the community at large.

Like the old saying goes, “It takes a village…” If you can participate by volunteering that would be great. If you can be there in spirit, that is good, too. Just keep in mind this bowling event. It would be a family fun-filled day!

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