The 2018 Spring Games has concluded after a weekend filled with bowling action at Bowlero in North Brunswick.
On Saturday, April 7th, 48 traditional teams and 25 unified teams took to the lanes for their shot at gold. In the morning session it was all about the traditional team competition.
The afternoon session was dedicated to unified teams. Teams consisted of two athletes with an intellectual disability and two without.
Bowling is one of our most popular sports and it showed on Sunday as 340 athletes competed in singles and 242 competed in doubles. Some athletes bowled in both competitions.
However before the action got started, there was an incredible moment. While Colleen Ciecura sang the national anthem to kick off the day, athlete Hana Boelsche from the Cape May County Alley Cats began signing along. Hana was doing so because her coach is hearing impaired and Hana wanted to make sure that her coach would be included in the ceremony.
The event only got better from there.
Check out a great clip from News 12:
Every volunteer, coach, supporter and athlete played a major role in making Spring Games a major success again this year.