State Bowling Tournament

Home » State Bowling Tournament

SOKY’s Largest Single-Sport Event Returns to Louisville in December

State Bowling Tournament
Big crowds fill both Kingpin and
Fern Valley Strike and Spare for the
State Bowling Tournament.

The largest single-sport event on the Special Olympics Kentucky calendar, the Special Olympics Kentucky State Bowling Tournament will return to Louisville Dec 3-5. Sessions will once again be held at Kingpin Lanes in Jeffersontown and Strike and Spare in Fern Valley.

The State Bowling Tournament will bring more than 1,600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified bowlers, in addition to coaches and family members, to Louisville for the weekend. The total makes the State Bowling Tournament the largest competitive event of the year for Special Olympics Kentucky, surpassing the annual State Summer Games.

Athletes compete in the singles event on Saturday, Dec. 4 and then have the option of competing either in doubles or in Unified pairs bowling on Sunday.

All events are two-games per bowler with total pin fall determining positions.

On Saturday night, athletes will also have the opportunity to take part in the Victory Dance.

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help ensure that the Tournament runs smoothly. Volunteers primarily serve as lane workers making sure bowling occurs in order and scores are reported accurately to the Tournament directors. Lane workers can work one session, one day or all weekend. For more information about individual and group volunteer opportunities, contact Kelli Firquin at 502-695-8222 or

The State Bowling Tournament is sponsored by IBEW Local 369, the Kentucky Wireless Association, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Kentucky, year-round partners Texas Roadhouse and Toyota Motor Corporation, and program partner Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

For more information about the State Bowling Tournament or the Special Olympics bowling program, contact Nick McKenzie at 502-695-8222 or

Tournament Sponsors

Kentucky Wireless Association
Law Enforcement Torch Run

Year-Round Partners

Texas Roadhouse
Toyota Motor Corporation

Program Partner

Kentucy's TOuchstone Energy Cooperatives