Joan Bower

YEARS INVOLVED WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS: I’ve been involved in volunteering with Special Olympics for ten years.

WHAT IS YOUR VOLUNTEER POSITION: My position is as a scorekeeper for five-pin bowling on Thursday evenings.

HOW YOU BECAME INVOLVED: I became involved in Special Olympics when a friend, who was also a volunteer, asked if I would like to help out.

WHAT YOU LIKE ABOUT VOLUNTEERING: I really enjoy meeting with my bowling team each week.  As well as my own team, I’ve met many more people who have become friends.  I think the Special Olympic bowlers have a great time, but I’m the one who gets great enjoyment every time we meet.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT OR EVENT AS A VOLUNTEER: It’s so satisfying to see sixty-four bowlers having the time of their lives every Thursday evening.