PBPN Elders Win Bronze in Bowling at National Senior Games

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Photo by Shirley Trull

(MAYETTA) Emery Hale and Arlene Wahwasuck, two Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation members, took third place and received a Bronze medal in Bowling at the National Senior Games presented by Humana Bloomington/Minneapolis/Saint Paul in Minnesota that was held from July 3-July 16. Approximately 12,000 athletes 50 years and up participated in a variety of games this year.

The couple qualified in the Mixed Doubles-80-84 age category through the Kansas Senior Olympics program that is sponsored by the Shawnee County Parks & Recreation.  Hale and Wahwasuck have been bowling together in Kansas for a long time and have won several medals both individually and together.  A variety of sports are included in the Olympics that is open to senior citizens who are 50 years or age and older.

The Firekeepers Elder Center held a fundraiser for the bowlers to help them with lodging and food during the five days they were there.