Bowlers gather to help Special Olympics

Professional bowlers and local Special Olympians will gather together at Astro Lanes this weekend to compete in the fourth annual Moon City Classic, a Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) event that will raise money for the Auglaize County Special Olympics. 

The event runs from Friday, Sept. 5, through Sunday, Sept. 7, and will feature 42 professional bowlers. The qualifying round will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and will run throughout the day. On Sunday, the top 16 bowlers will compete in match play beginning at 10 a.m., and the championship round will run from 3 to 5 p.m. 

There is no admission cost to watch the tournament.

To kick off the event, Erb’s BBQ & Catering will provide a chicken dinner on Friday at a cost of $8 per dinner, followed by the Special Olympics Pro-Am and Adult Pro-Am. There is a cost of $40 for adult bowlers who would like to play in the Pro-Am, which allows amateur bowlers to compete against the pros. Special Olympians will be allowed to participate in the Pro-Am for free.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Sept. 3 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.