Local bowlers excel at Leduc tournament

Submitted by Fiona Martel

Feb. 21 was an exciting day for a couple of local Special Olympic

bowlers. Jonathan Authenac and Brandon Heerema participated in the annual

Leduc five pin bowling tournament. It was Brandon’s first Special Olympics

competition and he made quite an impression on his fellow bowlers.

Brandon, whose average is 99, bowled an impressive 176 during his first

game. This allowed him to easily take first place on his lane and in his

division. Jonathan is in his third year of Special Olympics bowling. His

average is 83, but he easily passed that with a score of 121 in his second

game, and took third place in his division. Both boys set a great example

for their fellow teamates as they demonstrated great sportsmanship through

out the tournment. Jonathan and Brandon bowl with the Lacombe affiliate

of Special Olympics, which meets to practice once a week at Ambassador

Lanes in Lacombe.