The Area IX Special Olympics Bowling Tournament will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Thunder Lanes Bowling Center, 1600 E. Harding Ave.


Olympic style medals are awarded to the winners. Area IX Special Olympics will provide the noon meal for all athletes and assistants. There are 392 athletes registered to compete, according to spokesman Travis Chisom.


Athletes from the following schools will compete on these dates:


Pine Bluff – Oct. 23; Sheridan – Oct. 24; Dollarway – Oct. 26; Jenkins Memorial Center school aged students – Oct. 30; Jenkins center females – Oct. 31; Jenkins center males – Nov. 2; Star City – Nov. 7; Watson Chapel – Nov. 9; and White Hall — Nov. 10.