Hong Kong Special Olympics (HKSO) Bowling Invitational Games

22-24 May, 2013

Hong Kong Special Olympics (HKSO) was founded by a few experts who were keen to serve the intellectually disabled. The first Hong Kong Special Olympics Track and Field Sports were held in Aberdeen Sports Ground in December 1975 with about 500 participants in a one-day athletic meet. After intensive development and expansion in the past few decades, thousands of athletes and participants from around 100 agencies have joined HKSO, with an annual participation of over 40,000 in year-round training and competitions in Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Skating, Rowing, Snowshoeing, Swimming, Table Tennis and Volleyball.

HKSO strides hard to provide a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons over eight years of age with intellectual disabilities, giving them the chance to develop physical fitness and to demonstrate courage. It allows them to experience joy and to share skills and friendship with their families, fellow athletes, and the community.

HKSO also sends athletes overseas to participate in regional and international Special Olympics Games (including the World Summer/Winter Games held every four years alternately) in order to further develop their potential in sports and establish positive social skills through competitions and interaction with people from different nationalities. Prominent results in World Games have been achieved by our athletes which arouse large media coverage and public awareness. The Por Yen Charitable Foundation has become a major regular support of HKSO events.

For details of Hong Kong Special Olympics please visit www.hkso.org.hk

On May 23rd 2013, Mr. Andrew Wells, CEO of Por Yen  Foundation with team representatives rolled the first ball to officiate the opening ceremony of HKSO Bowling Invitational Games symbolizing the start of the game.

Mr. David Ip, President of HKSO presented the souvenir to Mr. Andrew Wells at the farewell and award dinner at the Regal Riverside Hotel on May 24th, 2013.