Cheryl Olander received a gold medal in all three Special Olympic bowling meets (area, sectional, and state) that Bayonne Recreation participated in. Cheryl and seven other members participated in the New Jersey Special Olympic Bowling Games at Bowlero in April. These eight athletes have practiced since September and have placed first or second in area and sectional bowling meets to make it to the state level.
The results of the final bowling competition were:
1st place: Cheryl Olander, Samantha Ciemiecki
2nd place: Sierrea Battle
3rd place: Alexis Galgano, Charles Cirillo, Ronald Onion
5th place: Roger Belanger
6th place: Marcello Ciccone
They were accompanied to the meet by their coaches and fans: Ronnie Burns, Christopher Burns, Fran Tomasso, Joseph Bolles, and Robyn Bolles. Everyone was very proud of the athletes. Now they can rest until September.