By Rick Banas of BMA Management, Ltd.
Thirty-two teams of residents from affordable assisted living communities located throughout the State of Illinois have qualified for the playoffs in the 2013 Affordable Assisted Living Coalition’s 2013 Wii Bowling Tournament.
All of the communities are certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program and either serve older adults or adults with physical disabilities who need some help to maintain their independence.
The teams earned the right to participate in the playoffs by posting the highest scores in their divisions after seven weeks of bowling.
Nearly 80 teams had entered the tournament.
The playoffs will culminate in a Final Four competition May 14 and 15 at the Decatur Conference Center in Decatur, Illinois.
Last year, teams from Cambridge House of Maryville, Glenhaven Gardens in Alton, Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook and Prairie Living in Carbondale bowled in the Final Four. The Gardeners from Glenhaven took home the First Place trophy for the second year in a row, and Oy Vey! from Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook took Second Place.
Teams from the following communities qualified for the playoffs this year:
Cambridge House of Maryville
Cambridge House of O’Fallon (two teams)
Castle Manor in Lincoln
Eagle Ridge of Decatur
Eastgate Manor in Algonquin
Eden Supportive Living in Chicago (two teams)
Eden Supportive Living in North Chicago
Evergreen Place in Streator
Glenhaven Gardens of Alton (two teams)
Glenwood in Staunton
Heritage Woods of Aledo
Heritage Woods of Batavia
Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook (two teams)
Heritage Woods of Centralia
Heritage Woods of Charleston
Heritage Woods of DeKalb
Heritage Woods of Manteno
Heritage Woods of McHenry
Heritage Woods of Moline
Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon
Heritage Woods of Plainfield
Heritage Woods of Watseka
Heritage Woods of Yorkville
Manor at Craig Farms in Chester
Mary Bryant Home in Springfield
Morraine Court in Bridgeview
Springfield Supportive Living (two teams)
Who are you cheering for to make the Final Four?
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