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Timmins bowlers aim to knock ’em down for a national Special Olympics title

A quintet of Timmins bowlers is in Calgary this week, competing at the National Special Olympics Winter Games.

Coach Sue Gemme says the competition begins tomorrow (Tues., Feb. 27).

“They’re amazing athletes,” she boasts. “They’ve been practicing really hard. I have Ashley Keizer, I have Julie Plourde, I have Ronnie Thomson, I have Claude Lagacé and I have Nich Adams.”

Gemme reminds us to underestimate at our own peril, the abilities of the developmentally challenged in anything, including bowling.

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“Ronnie Thomson, he actually bowled a 330. It’s like amazing. They’ve grown and gotten really good scores.  Totally amazing.”

The bowling team is among 60 athletes and 24 coaches from Ontario at the Calgary event.

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