Special Olympics Bowling
Early saturday morning November 12th, 2016, Western sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha gathered at the South side Family Fun Center to volunteer at the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament.
Joni Thomas, a three-year member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, is the service and giving chair that coordinates a majority of the events like this for the sorority’s philanthropy projects.
Alpha Sigma Alpha is involved in many events locally, like polar plunge. Their philanthropy focus is within the special olympics.
“Alpha Sigma Alpha has worked with the special olympics since 1976.” said Thomas.
As the athletes began the tournament, the girls were excited to volunteer, by helping physically disabled athletes down the lanes and giving inspirational feedback to all.
One Alpha Sigma Alpha member, Cheyanne Kitchen, was especially having fun with this philanthropy project.
“It is so exciting to be helping them today, I love spending time with the athletes.” said Kitchen.
“I enjoy working with the special olympics the most because I want to go into special education.” added Kitchen.
Hayle Tiller is a four-year member at alpha sigma alpha, and enjoyed watching the athletes prove their abilities.
“My biggest thing is being out here watching these athletes and knowing they are just as capable as any other athlete.” Said Tiller.
The athletes were awarded medals and prizes throughout the tournament bringing smiles to their faces and warm hearts to everyone there.
This is just one amazing thing alpha sigma alpha does. They also participate in polar plunge and other great events and fundraisers. There focus is mainly on special needs organizations.
Special olympics is a great inspiration to everyone showing that no matter what your situation is, you can do anything you set your mind to.