NORWALK — Special Olympics World Games, Los Angeles 2015, July 25 – August 2nd. The biggest event since 1984 when the Olympics were held here. There will be 700 athletes. 177 countries represented. 500,000 spectators. 30,000 volunteers. 3,000 coaches. To kick off this great event, Corbin Bowl in Tarzana will be hosting a bowling benefit Sunday, May 31st from 4-7 p.m. to support and raise money for the Special Olympics World Games. Scott Frager with Pinz Bowling Center will host 100 athletes from Puerto Rico and Cuba July 22nd from 1-1:30 p.m. They do this as a host city to entertain the athletes from other countries. The Special Olympics Bowling competition will be held at Lucky Strike at L.A. Live.
Gary Montgomery from Sherman Oaks, CA has been selected as Bowling Competition Manager. Montgomery is no stranger to working with developmentally disabled athletes. For the last 24 years he has supported the New Horizons in North Hills. He has also taken over a bowling program formerly run by L.A. Parks & Rec. Dept. when they were cut from the budget. The leagues bowl at Corbin Bowl every Saturday morning. He was also one of the 3 bowling officials in 1999 at the Special Olympics World Game in North Carolina. Gary’s face lit up when he said, “The Special Olympics Athletes bring a smile to my face and heart. They show me the true meaning of courage, dedication and joy. To be chosen as the Bowling Competition Manager for Special Olympics Southern California and the World Games, it doesn’t get any better than that! What an honor! Thank you.”
Mario Rodrigues was selected as one of only three Bowling Officials for the Special Olympics World Games L.A. 2015. Mario has had a long life in bowling not only running a very successful sport shot league at Corbin Bowl and Junior League Coordinator/Coach, but also past President of North L.A. USBC. Join us at Corbin Bowl on May 31. We need your dollars and it makes sense to support this joyful happening.