Special Olympics Wisconsin is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our athletes, volunteers, coaches, officials, staff, and all that contribute to the success of our athletes in training and events. We have implemented a Return to Play plan in accordance with Wisconsin Department of Health Services data to determine phasing of practices and in-person competition.

SOWI is currently in Phase 1 – Small Group Activities. Bowling is a SOWI COVID-19 approved sport for Phase 1 and 2. For more information, visit our Return to Play page.

Return to Play Information


2021 Winter Bowling Season

In-Person Competition

  1. Athletes will compete in Modified League Play a practice. Athletes must register through their local agency by January 17, 2021 and do not need to submit qualifying scores with registration.
  2. Athletes must submit 14 bowling scores during the 9 week period from January 25 through March 14, 2021. The first two scores will be used to set a bowler’s starting handicap and will not count toward the final score. The remaining 12 games will count toward the final league score.
  3. The Special Olympics rolling handicap is based on 100% of the difference of the bowler’s average and 200, and will be updated every 2 games to include previous scores.
  4. Bowlers will be divisioned against athletes across the state based on performance during the first half of league play.

For more information or to request registration forms for competition, contact Michaela Harrison or Nicole Christensen.


Bowling Virtual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 16 at 6pm.

Bowling Rules & Training Plan


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