Champions Together hosted State Unified Bowling Tournament


Bruce Wolf, Champions Together co-sponsor and assistant athletic director, counts the money the club raised at their annual Mr. Carmel event in 2019. Wolf said starting Champions Together with Joe Stuelpe was one of his proudest moments across his 40 year CHS career.

Angela Qian

Champions Together (CT) hosted State Unified Bowling Tournament at Woodland Bowl last Saturday. According to co-president and senior Emily Elzinga, the tournament was four hours long.

“There are three teams: boys, girls and co-ed,” Elzinga said. “Each team has two partners and two athletes, and then they bowl two games, and that just determines who’s the winner.”

Bruce Wolf, co-sponsor and assistant athletic director said the championship is the last CT-sponsored activity of the year. Wolf said many club members do Unified Track & Field, which is now an IHSAA-sponsored sport.

“It’s just like all the other athletic department sports. The IHSAA runs the tournament as opposed to Special Olympics running the tournament,” Wolf said. “A whole bunch of the CT committee is on the track team, but they don’t run it or sponsor it or sanction it anymore.”

The club hosted a successful Mr. Carmel show two Fridays ago, according to Elzinga.

She said, “After Mr. Carmel, we slow way down.”

The last meeting of the year will be on April 19.