Special Olympics Bowling Tournament Held

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Published on September 3 2013 2:11 pm
Last Updated on September 3 2013 2:11 pm
Written by Millie Lange

On August 24 the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament was held at K-Bowl. There was a tremendous showing of volunteers, the most in a number of years, from the Knights of Columbus, schools and other organizations who assisted, encouraged and supported the athletes, kept score and served lunch.

The Knights and wives were Jerry Steppe, Bill and Mary Althoff, Richard Feldhake, Lloyd Newberry, Charlie Luchtefeld, Sean Sherrod, Mark Krietemeyer, Jim Bierman, Greg Koester, Bill Pearcy, Lovell and Alice Wines and Brian Dust. Columbian Squire Tanner Jones and his mother Christy also were there to help.

In addition to the Knights, there were a number of student volunteers this year and their service was very much appreciated. Students from St. Anthony Grade and High Schools were; Carly and Allison Spraul, John Hartke, Payton Sehy, Luke Thompson, Elizabeth Falconberg, Sara Ragland, Jacob and Adam Lorenz and Aly Esker.  Students from Sacred Heart Grade School were Derek Kruger, Patrick Sherrod, Will, Luke and Jack Swingler, Gabby Miller, Reese Buenker.  Students from other area schools were Lexie Kaufman, Lindsey Tieffel, Daejah Hawthorne, Rob Zumbahlen, Jake Bergfeld, Ashley Young, Cheyenne Easley, Caitlin Kaufman and Bailey Weishaar. 

The volunteers associated with other organizations such as the American Legion and Auxillary – Effingham and Edgewood, USDA-NRCS, Parkland College, Kohls, Peerless of America, Sacred Heart and St. Anthony Parishes and ARC were as follows: Leslie, Brianne and Rose Boggs, Earl Brown, June Cheatum, Judith Colburn, Olandus Curry, Olivia Deters, Lisa Dunn, Susan Earlywine, Manny Wei, Julie Jeffries, Janet Robersch, Lisa Schultz, Chrystal Whiteman, Susan and Rachel Zakutansky, Kendall Tabbert, Marvin Shaw, Russ Sehy, Lupita Thompson, Robert Tripp, Shirley Campton, Ruth Webb, and Sandy Easley.  Thank you to K-Bowl for hosting the tournament and to all the volunteers.