Special Olympics Minnesota Area 3


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How old does the athlete need to be? - Should be at least 8 years old.

  2. Do they have to know how to bowl? - They don't have to be good bowlers (there is no average criteria). They do have to be able to bowl 3 games, and within a reasonable amount of time. This is league play, we must keep the lanes moving and complete each session in a reasonable amount of time.

  3. How much does it cost? $8.00 per athlete or partner for shoes and 3 games.  Tournament is $20.00 per athlete or partner and includes 3 games, shoes, meal and t-shirt.

  4. How do you register for Special Olympics? At registration or your first day of league, athletes and partners will get forms to complete....UNLESS they are currently participating in Special Olympics.

  5. What if an athlete doen't have a partner?  We have  volunteers who want to be partners....it's actually really cool! Join us at Registration and we'll try to find a partner for you!

  6. Who can be a partner? Family members, many partners are parents, siblings, grandparents, neighbor, etc. A partner form is required and can be obtained at registration or their first day of league.

  7. Can athletes bowl with bumpers? No, we do not use bumpers and we do have the foul lights on.



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