Two ways to participate:

Participate on your own! All athletes, Unified partners and coaches can participate on their own. In this option there are no team practices, so individuals may participate on their own, with a family member, with a PCA or with members from the same household (including group homes).  You can choose to bowl either at a bowling alley or to participate in the At-Home Bowling events.


Delegation in-person practice PILOT! Delegations that are interested in practicing together in-person in our bowling pilot practice season must notify Special Olympics Minnesota and follow all of the Return to Play guidelines.  In this option all traditional paperwork is required including a COVID-19 waiver.  Visit the Return to Play page for all guidelines and information.  HODs/Head Coaches must have a phone call with Special Olympics Minnesota prior to their first practice to receive approval to start.  Weekly check-ins will also take place via phone to ensure guidelines are followed.

For Unified Bowling details visit the FAQ page


Head coaches should register everyone on their team who is bowling during the season. This includes anyone participating virtually from home. If you want to participate and your delegation is not participating, you can register yourself by contacting [email protected]. All registrations are due by December 6.

If your Delegation is planning on offering the bowling pilot with in-person team practices, all traditional paperwork and COVID-19 waiver for all athletes, coaches and Unified partners will be due at least one week prior to your first practice.  Special Olympics Minnesota staff will work with your Delegation to confirm this deadline.

Go bowl!!

Bowing alley option
Head to a bowling alley between October 5 and December 6. Make sure to follow the bowling alley’s COVID-19 guidelines and rules. Remember to record your highest score and send it to your coach or submit it to [email protected] yourself.

Virtual bowling option
At Home Bowling

Receive your SOMN magnet award

At the end of the season, bowling magnets will be distributed to anyone who was registered and submitted a score for the season.

Win an Apple Watch!

Two lucky athletes who registered by December 6 will be entered into a drawing to win an Apple Watch!

Join us for a virtual celebration on Monday, December 14!

Order a limited edition 2020 Bowling T-shirt!

Limited edition bowling T-shirts are available to purchase again this year! Order online before the store closes on December 6.