Bowling League Established for Students with Special Needs

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Thanks to a grant awarded by the Hall Endowment, the Weber-Ogden Adaptive Program committee, including community-based classroom teachers and students, have organized and designed a bowling program for special needs students to participate with non-disabled peers. Several students from the high school community-based classes and the post high program will have the opportunity to bowl in the league over the next two years.

Weber State adjunct professor, Rick Lilly, and Wildcat Lanes coordinator, Fred Meaders, offered our district the opportunity to participate in the pilot program and applied for the Hall Endowment grant on our behalf. Through the grant, WSU's Wildcat Lanes was able to purchase adaptive equipment, pay for transportation, lanes fees, and USBC bowling certification for each participant. Weber-Ogden Adaptive Program teams recently gathered at Wildcat Lanes for a practice session to determine equipment needs, such as ramps, guide rails, and modified bowling balls. Beginning January 25th, teams from Weber and Ogden School Districts competed for eight weeks, bowling two games per week. At the end of the season, an awards ceremony will be held to honor participants and teams with trophies and pins.

Students in Weber School District's high school community-based classes and post high L.I.F.E. program enjoy participating. We are appreciate this opportunity and look forward to a great experience!