Letter to the Editor

Thanks from 'Get Up and Bowl'

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

On Sunday, March 3, the 8th annual "Get Up and Bowl for Special Olympics" was held. Mother Nature did not cooperate on Sunday, Feb. 24, but everyone came together and made our fundraiser another HUGE success. We continue to be very blessed with the overwhelming cooperation and support we receive from our area businesses, friends, and families. This event would not be possible without the support of so many. A very special thanks to Nattress Auctions, Mike and Autumn Ross from Business Today, Carol and her staff at Corner Lanes, and our co-chairs Nancy Vierkant and Shelly Haley.

A BIG thank you to our corporate sponsors: Business Today, Godfather’s Pizza, Pizza Ranch, Healthy Smiles, Softail Saloon, Big Splash, Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce, KUOO radio, Q102 radio, Y100.1 radio, Landmark Products, IGL TeleConnect, and Rock Solid Masonry.

Please make plans for next year’s event on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Check out our Facebook page at Get Up and Bowl for Special Olympics.

Special Olympics motto: "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."


With gratitude,

Okoboji, Hope Haven North and Spirit Lake Park Special Olympics teams

* In loving memory — our biggest fan — Melody Sublette-Peyton