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Volunteers needed for Special Olympics bowling tourney

Published 5:40pm Saturday, August 24, 2013

Volunteers are needed at the Area 10 Bowling Tournament at Echo Lanes in Austin on Oct. 12.

Opportunities include lane monitors, team registration, awards and meal servers.

All volunteers will receive training the day of the event and a t-shirt.

For more information, please contact Sports Program Manager Frank Spaeth at frank.spaeth@somn.org or call 507-993-7466.

 Sign up for Special Olympics bowling

Get ready for some strikes, good friends and fun memories, because it is time once again for bowling. Special Olympic bowlers must have a current Special Olympics form on file at The Arc Mower County. These forms must be updated every three years and require a physician’s signature. Athletes will not be allowed to participate in the practices or competitions without an updated form.

Bowling will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 11 to March 19, at Echo Lanes. The season cost is $20 for members or $24 for non member. Scholarships are available.

Tournaments will be held in October (Austin) and November (Lakeville).

 Raising expectations at the 2013 state conference

Mark your calendars for The Arc Minnesota’s 2013 state conference.

We will be in the Twin Cities once again Nov. 1-2 at the Doubletree Park Place in St. Louis Park.

This year’s theme is “Raising Expectations.”

The Conference Planning Committee is finalizing keynotes, workshop topics, and workshop presenters, and the Awards Committee is collecting nominations for outstanding Minnesotans and Minnesota organizations to honor at the Awards Banquet during the conference.

Join us for another great event that will benefit self-advocates, parents, direct care staff, and members of The Arc.

More information is coming in the weeks ahead.

Questions? Contact Mike Gude at mikeg@arcmn.org or 1-800-582-5256, ext. 113.

 Upcoming Activities

•Tuesday: Circle of Friends Social Club, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

•Wednesday: Creative Arts and Scrapbooking, 6:30-8 p.m.

•Thursday: Bingo, 6:30-8 p.m.

•Friday: Boot Scootin’ Boogie Dance, 6 to 8 p.m.

•Sept. 15: Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mower County Senior Center. Advance tickets: $7 for adults or $5 for children (6-12). Children 5 and under are free. At the door: $8 for adults or $6 for children. Children 5 and under are free. Call (507) 433-8994 to purchase tickets. Volunteer shifts are also available from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (507) 433-8994 to purchase tickets! Volunteer shifts are also available from 7:30-2 p.m.

Jamey Helgeson is the Program Director at The Arc Mower County and can be reached at jamey@arcmowercounty.org or call 507-433-8994, Extension 102. Visit our website www.arcmowercounty.org and follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/arcmc.


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