Jonathan’s Journey: Boise Bowler Travels to Abu Dhabi to Compete in the 2019 Special Olympics Summer World Games

For Jonathan Harmon – aka Jonathan “300” Harmon – there are few places more beloved than a bowling alley. That’s because bowling is his passion. And he excels at it. This week, Jonathan will be representing the United States of America in the bowling competition at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.

Jonathan, who was diagnosed with autism at a young age, was drawn to bowling as a way to help him focus.

“Bowling puts me in a place of mind and spirit,” says Jonathan. “Every time I bowl, I feel like I am in my own world.”

Jonathan joined Special Olympics and the Boise Ghostbusters Bowling Team in 2012. Throughout his life, he has bowled 11 perfect games, including a perfect score 300 in Special Olympics Idaho State Tournament in 2015.

He is currently in Abu Dhabi with his mother, Rebecca, who has been an AT&T employee for nearly 20 years.

“We are over the moon,” says Rebecca. “Jonathan is a champion deserving of this. He works on his game all the time, and practices constantly to better himself.”

We are wishing Jonathan the best of luck in the competition this week. Check back here for updates in the days ahead.


Jonathan Harmon and his mother Rebecca