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RMU Sport Management Students Lend A Hand to Special Olympics Bowling 

Moon Township, Pa. – Students in the Robert Morris University (RMU) Sport Management Program and Special Olympics Pennsylvania are sponsoring the 2009 Special Olympics Pennsylvania Western Bowling Sectional on Saturday, March 28.

The opening ceremonies take place at 9:15 a.m. at Bishop Canevin High School in Pittsburgh. Competition gets underway at both 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at AMF Mt. Lebanon Lanes in Mt. Lebanon and AMF Noble Manor Lanes in Pittsburgh. Closing ceremonies start at approximately 5 p.m. at Bishop Canevin.

Competition will include singles, doubles, and traditional team and Unified Sports® team and doubles. The event will serve as a qualifier for the 2009 state Summer Games to be held at Penn State in June.

"The Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Western Bowling Sectional is always a great event to be a part of. This is my second year as the event director and my third year involved in the event, and it gets better every year,” said Jessica Thompson, the event director and a student in RMU’s nonprofit management master’s program.  “Every year, we have countless members of the RMU community volunteer their time to make the Western Bowling Sectional a success, and this year is no different.”

Anyone who is interested in volunteering their time on March 28 should contact Caleb Shreve at cksst5@mail.rmu.edu. Anyone interested in donating money or materials for this event should contact Jessica Thompson at jltst22@mail.rmu.edu