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Bowling tournament to raise funds for Albany Advocacy Resource Center Special Olympics team

Albany Herald - 2/2/2019

Feb. 02--ALBANY -- The Albany Advocacy Resource Center is hosting a bowling fundraiser on Friday to raise money for its Special Olympics program.

All community members are invited to participate in the fundraiser tournament set for 6-8 p.m. at All-American Fun Park, 2608 N. Slappey Blvd. Funds raised for the Albany ARC Special Olympics team will cover the transportation costs, food and lodging, coaching, uniforms and equipment necessary for the athletes to compete.

Officials at ARC said the event also benefits the hope, health and camaraderie of those who participate in Special Olympics.

"It is only through the support of the United Way of Southwest Georgia and community donors that we are able to offer a Special Olympics program, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities," Erin Freeman, director of development and communications for Albany ARC, said in a news release. "Special Olympics gives participants continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other athletes and the community."

Before each Special Olympics event begins, participants recite the following motto: "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

Those wishing to participate in the tournament can register at www.eventbrite.com. The cost is $25 per person or $150 for a team of eight.

Founded in 1963, Albany ARC is a nonprofit organization advocating on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their caregivers. For more information on the organization, visit www.albanyarc.org.

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