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Special education fundraiser today at Rocco’s

By Theresa Harrington

Rocco’s Ristorante and Pizzeria will donate a portion of its proceeds all day today to Special Olympics of Northern California to help pay for special equipment that allows children to bowl using switches.

To participate, mention the “Switch bowling” Special Olympics fundraiser when you order to dine in or take out.

Rocco’s is at 2909 Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek. Phone: 925-947-6105. Website:

The Special Olympics will host free practice training for interested children every Saturday in September at Diablo Lanes, culminating with a tournament.

Here’s the schedule:
September 11: 1:30 pm practice
September 18: 1:30 pm practice
September 25: 1:30 pm practice
October 2: 1:30 pm tournament

A “Poss-i-bowl” device and ramp will be used. Children should bring their own switches to Diablo Lanes at 1500 Monument Blvd. in Concord.

To register, call Laura Cartwright, VP Regional Sports
Special Olympics No. California, at 925-944-8801 ext.211

Posted on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
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