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Bowling Program

Come bowl with STRIDE at either our East Greenbush or Latham locations. Each meet includes two games of bowling. For those who are more competitive bowlers, STRIDE has a bowling team for Special Olympics Competitions (practices held at Latham location only). 

East Greenbush Location

WhereEast Greenbush Bowling Center, 570 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY

When: Fall Session : 10/19- 12/21/19 @11 am; Please see our calendar for program dates.

Ages: 5-21 yrs

Cost: $25 administrative fee for each session

To register, contact mevans@stride.org or 518-598-1279.

*A current (within a calendar year) STRIDE application must be on file at STRIDE to participate. STRIDE reserves the right to charge a full price cancellation fee if you make a reservation and do not attend.


Meet our East Greenbush Bowling Program Leader:

Gina Howard

Although I am not an avid bowler, I have a passion for working with children. As an elementary teacher, I have worked with many children over the course of my career. My time spent volunteering for STRIDE has been most memorable and touching. I was first introduced to the STRIDE program when I met my husband Brian and my step-son Alex over 14 years ago. They were both involved with STRIDE through various programs and I immediately joined them. Over the years, Alex has participated in bowling and other sports such as golf, swimming, and even the bicycle camp.

When the number of bowlers became too large to accommodate in Latham; I offered to take a leadership role in volunteering to head the bowling program in East Greenbush. My commitment originally began for Alex but quickly became just as gratifying for myself and my husband as we have met such wonderful families facing the same daily challenges. It’s amazing to see the children grow and develop throughout the years and STRIDE is such a huge part of that for so many individuals.  We look forward to seeing you on the lanes!


Latham Location

Where: Spare Time Lanes, 375 Troy Schenectady Rd., Latham, NY

When:  Fall Session Dates: Saturdays @10 AM
Sept. 7& 14, Oct. 5, 12, 19, &26 , Nov. 16&23, Dec. 7, 14, &21

 Please see our calendar for program dates.
Ages :5-21 yrs

Cost: $25 administrative fee for each session

STRIDE has  a Bowling Team for Special Olympics competitions!   Practices are held at the Latham location.

To register, contact mevans@stride.org or 518-598-1279. A current (within a calendar year) STRIDE application must be on file at STRIDE to participate. STRIDE reserves the right to charge a full price cancellation fee if you make a reservation and do not attend.


Meet our Latham Bowling Program Leader:

Diane Grugan

Bowling was the sport for my family, as we used to joke that it was in our genes. I competed for my high school and was on the traveling team for Clifton Park Bowl. I have been involved with STRIDE as a parent for over 15 years, when Christian first joined STRIDE. I became the director of the Latham Bowling in 2012; in 2016 I became certified with Special Olympics as the head coach of our bowling team. It is very rewarding to work with athletes seeing them grow alongside each year and have so much fun. They particularly enjoy our Rock’N Bowl Pizza Party we have at the end of each session.
In my spare time I enjoy playing hockey, crafting, and pampering women as an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay. I’m also a LAX mom and enjoy watching my younger son Anthony play.


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