Special Olympics Kansas Offers New Opportunity For Individual Athletes In Western Kansas

Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) is announcing a new plan in order give more athletes across the SOKS West Region the opportunity to participate in the West Region Bowling Tournament that will be held at Centennial Lanes in Hays on October 21. 

This new plan will provide athletes will intellectual disabilities the opportunity to sign up as an individual participant for the bowling tournament. Athletes in communities across western Kansas previously only could participate in the tournament if they were a member of a local program.  Now, athletes outside of communities with a local program will also be able to participate in the bowling tournament. 

Athletes who are outside of a community with a local program and are wanting to participate will still be required to complete all of the necessary paperwork to get started as a SOKS athlete. Athletes who show interest but are located in a community with an existing local program will be directed to a contact for the local program within their community.

 “We are excited to offer this incredible opportunity to athletes in the west region. We have athletes in communities across the region who are currently not able to participate because they don’t have a local program in their nearby. Our goal has been to try and find a way to reach those athletes who want to participate but currently don’t have the opportunity,” said SOKS West Region Director, Brent Kaiser. “This plan could ultimately change how we do things in the region moving forward.”

To get started, all interested athletes will need to complete the “Single Athlete Interest Form” that can be found at https://soks.org/event/west-regional-bowling-2/.For more information, contact Brent Kaiser, kaiserb@soks.org or 785-301-8214.