Special Olympics Bowling Tournament Brings in 250 West Texas Athletes 11/10/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
November 10, 2012
Odessa - More than 250 athletes from all over west Texas came out to participate in the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament today.
Today was about focusing on what you can do rather than what you can't.
Diamond Lanes Bowling Alley in Odessa was packed full of athletes, family and bowling spectators.
The athletes have spent months preparing for today's tournament.
With every knocked over pin, you could hear roars of applause from every team and see every athlete smiling from ear-to-ear.
"You come out here and get to see and experience their success. They're breaking down the walls and we're with them,” Norm Arias, the Director of Field Services for the Special Olympics of West Texas said. “We want to support them and break down those walls. We don't want anyone to think they're not capable of doing anything, but that the world is at their reach. We just have to help them."
Today's tournament is one of largest Special Olympics events of the year.
The basketball tournament and track and field tournament draw in the largest crowds.
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