By Nikki Rutledge
For The Courier
EASLEY — Easley resident Todd McKinney, 48, won big at this year’s National Special Olympics last month in New Jersey, bringing home two medals for bowling.
Todd and his partner, David Wolf, won the gold medal in the Unified Doubles division, coming in with a score of 297. McKinney also won a bronze medal in the Singles division with a score of 370 points.
McKinney, a past gold medal winner in softball unified and bocce, said he has been bowling for about four years, and picked up the sport just to try something new.
“I like to play bocce, too, but bowling is my favorite now,” he said.
McKinney uses a different technique than most when he holds his bowling ball, using his index and middle fingers instead of the typical middle-and-ring-finger approach.