The Ford County Bowling Special Olympians recently participated in the Eastern Prairie Area 8 Regional at Arrowhead Lanes and Western Bowl in Champaign, IL. The athletes bowled 15 games prior to the event. The average of these scores determined which division the athlete would bowl. Athletes making up the 2016 roster were Zach Baillie, Jake Nelson, Mark Rexroad, Brendan Schall, Danielle Kolakowski, and Kelly Griffin. Coach Mary Fairfield reports that Nelson, Rexroad, Schall and Kolakowski competed on August 28 in the regional competition. Mark Rexroad bowled a combined score of 431 for a 3rd place bronze medal. Danielle Kolakowski finished second earning a silver medal. Jake Nelson also finished 2nd with a combined score of 348 for a silver medal. Brendan Schall brought home a gold medal with a combined score of 74. Schall qualifies for the upcoming sectional competition in Peoria on October 8 at the Landmark Recreation Center. Good luck Brendan!