Special Olympics Hamilton County raised more than $12,000 – double that of 2014 – during its annual School Employee Bowl-A-Thon at Cooper’s Stardust Bowl in Noblesville on March 21.
“We had two special school emotes, who helped us reach that goal. Linda Knoll (Hinkle Creek Elementary), who put together 12 teams this year and Karen Kosoglov, who put a lot of time and effort by having her own small fundraisers at Edu-Care (Carmel Clay Schools),” said Tiffany Yust, organizer of the fundraiser.
SOHC currently offers more than 20 different sports to more than 1,000 families in Hamilton County, and Yust said these numbers are growing each year.
“What makes Special Olympics unique is that this program is run solely by volunteers and is supported by financial contributions, fundraisers, and grants to be able to offer these sports opportunities to families at no cost to them,” Yust said.
Twenty-six teams participated in the event from Noblesville, Hamilton Heights and Carmel Clay Schools. (Photos by Robert Herrington)