BRISTOL, Va. -

Some special bowlers were showing off their skills at an event in Bristol, Va. on Saturday.

The annual Special Olympics bowling event took place at Interstate Bowl.

Athletes from all across Southwest Virginia were on hand. There were 86 bowlers, ranging in age from 14 to 75. They played three games.

The top ten athletes advance to the state competition in Richmond this summer.

"This is year round training for them," said Nancy Brown, the coordinator. "It gives them an opportunity to go out into the community. This is inclusion at it's best because they all can do this. We have visually impaired here, we have people using rolling ramps here."

About 60 volunteers were on hand, including those from the Knights of Columbus, King College, Virginia Intermont, Emory & Henry and even some of the News 5 team.