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Retirement Community Hosts Wii Bowling Senior Olympics
Retirement Community Hosts Wii Bowling Senior Olympics

Greenspring, a retirement community in Springfield, Virginia, hosted the 3rd Annual Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Wii bowling competition yesterday and today. This morning bowlers ages 80+ showed off their skills, and yesterday participants ages 50-79 competed. 

Greenspring is a true hub for Wii bowlers because their great facility has six different lanes. There are currently 55 registered NVSO bowlers, 16 of which are Greenspring residents; most of these residents bowl on a daily basis.

"There is a 40-person team, with 25-30 substitutes that bowl Monday through Friday," said Ted Campbell of the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.

Wii bowling is a great sport that everyone can participate in, whether they are in a wheelchair or physically active, and they sure have fun playing it. Joan Matteson, a Greenspring resident and avid Wii bowler, has been using the community's bowling alleys for four years now and enjoys meeting new people through the sport. Last night she went to dinner with her team after the competition (where she bowled a 300!). She also enjoys the team cheering and camaraderie.

"Sometimes it can get pretty noisy down here!" chuckled Matteson. Don't miss our slideshow of the competition.

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