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Bowlers Strike For A Good Cause
20StrikesChallenge for A Very Special Walk
Singapore Sports School's Bowling Academy was on a mission – to complete 20 strikes in 20 minutes. This was part of a virtual campaign – the Bowling Cares and 20 Strikes Challenge – to raise funds and awareness for A Very Special Walk (AVSW), a signature fundraising event of Autism Resource Centre (Singapore).
Student-athletes from the Lower Secondary gave a shot at this challenge, which was filmed and shared on Singapore Bowling Federation’s Facebook page.
“I was delighted to play my part in this challenge. It was not only a meaningful deed, but through this challenge, I learnt a great deal about myself too. At the beginning of the challenge, our team was only focusing on the outcome which was to hit 20 strikes before the timer went off. This caused us to fail badly as bowling is both a physical and mental game that requires us to understand the process and analyse each shot before it is taken. With encouragement and advice from the coaches, we were able to complete the challenge in just seven minutes. I also got to work closely with my team and understand their strengths and weaknesses, while having a fun time with them,” shared Secondary 1 bowler, Andre Chew Leong Joon.
For Secondary 1 bowler Nur Irdina Hazly, she was inspired when she first saw the challenge on Instagram. “I was delighted to be part of this challenge. It was something meaningful to spread awareness about autism and support those in need. Although our actions may not be as significant, it would mean a lot to some people. I hope to take part in more of such initiatives in the future.”
The campaign was held over 20 days virtually, with over 80 coaches and keglers participating in the challenge, including alumnae Bernice Lim Ying Hui, Daphne Tan Shi Jing and New Hui Fen.