Thursday, March 25, 2010

Deaf bowlers ready to roll for unity

Deaf bowlers ready to roll for unity

SportsUnite has become synonymous with unique events since its inception six years ago and this is set to continue at the Sunway Mega Lanes on Sunday.

Together with the Kuala Lumpur Association of the Deaf, Milo and Sunway Mega Lanes, SportsUnite will bring together 32 pairs for some unique action in the Unity Tenpin Bowling Carnival.

Each pair will consist of a bowler with a hearing-impaired partner.

Bowlers from the Sunway Mega Lanes junior and senior leagues will partner the bowlers from the deaf associations.


"Several national bowlers are expected to compete as well," said SportsUnite Sports Club chairman Datuk Dina Rizal.

Dina said response from the normal bowlers was amazing as 22 have already registered for the event which is limited to just 32 pairs.

"The bowlers from the deaf associations are also primed for the event and some have been training hard."

Dina said this was an effort to bring all Malaysians together.

"This is not only about bringing different races together but also those who face different challenges to a common platform -- unity."

Each bowler will bowl three games and the top-10 pairs will win medals and Milo hampers.

Prizes will also be awarded for high game scores and there will be lucky draws for bowlers from the Kuala Lumpur Association of the Deaf.

Entry fee for normal bowlers is RM10 each. Those interested in taking part should contact Michelle Wong (012-2096012) or Dollah or Noora of Sunway Mega Lanes at 03-74926307/8/9.