Central Region athlete, Alek Fiorenza, at the Special Olympics National Unified Bowling Tournament.

The 28th Annual Special Olympics National Unified Bowling Tournament took place on March 13th-15th. The tournament was hosted by Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics Ohio, however, was held at the Oncenter in Syracuse, NY in conjunction with the United States Bowling Congress (USBC). The Central Region was represented by two athletes, Alek Fiorenza and Jin Sook Swizdor, their Unified partners, Kerry Dale and Megan Rutledge, and Central Region coach Debbie Smith. On Wednesday, March 14th, the Unified team competition took place, in which the Central Region team brought home a bronze medal. On Thursday, March 15th, the team split into pairs for the Unified doubles competition. Alek Fiorenza and partner Kerry Dale earned a bronze medal in their respective division while Jin Sook Swizdor and partner Megan Rutledge bowled their way to a gold medal in their division. Congratulations to Alek, Jin Sook, Kerry, Megan and Debbie on an outstanding performance!


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