Updated: July 3, 2013 6:08AM
Seniors from Glenwood Supportive Living recently took fourth place in the 4th Annual Supportive Living Wii Bowling Championship in Decatur.
People with disabilities across the state took part. This year’s competition set a new record with more than 79 teams competing to make it to the final four.
The Sassy Strikers, of Glenwood Supportive Living, registered a total pinfall of 1,429 pins for fourth place, trailing Oy Vey! of Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook, third-place finishers with a total of 1,551 pins.
“Each year, Wii bowling serves as one of the highlights of Supportive Living Week activities. The Sassy Strikers are fierce competitors who outscored 75 other teams to make it to the final four,” said Wayne Smallwood, executive director of the Affordable Assisted Living Coalition. “The competition provides seniors and disability residents in Supportive Living facilities with a great way to stay active and have fun while bringing greater awareness to the Supportive Living model in Illinois.”
Wii bowlers from Glenwood Supportive Living formed their own bowling team to enter the competition. Each team bowled against one another “virtually,” two games per week for seven weeks, racking up as many total pins as possible in hopes of joining the ranks of the final four.
The championship was courtesy of the Affordable Assisted Living Coalition.
For information on Supportive Living, visit www.aalconline.org.