Former Minnesota Vikings to visit Olympic Town
MINNEAPOLIS, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Track and field events continue today at the
Athletes will be greeted by former Minnesota Viking Joey Browner this morning in Olympic Town. Browner will appear on stage at 10 a.m. along with former Minnesota Viking Matt Blair. Browner currently serves the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Metropolitan Counsel as part of the Outreach Staff team.
Summer Games Celebration Ceremonies will be held this evening at 7:30 p.m. at Bierman Field and will include guest speakers, an athlete parade, Minnesota law enforcement personnel and the ceremonial lighting of the "Flame of Hope" by a Special Olympics Minnesota athlete. Law enforcement volunteers participated in a 2,000-mile Final Leg relay running the flame across Minnesota in the weeks leading up to Summer Games. The 2009 Torch Run will culminate tonight at Celebration Ceremonies.
In case of inclement weather, track and field competition continues in light rain but may be delayed or cancelled if there is a heavy downpour, lightning, high winds or other severe weather. Gymnastics competition is held indoors and will proceed regardless of weather. The rain location for Celebration Ceremonies is the
For more information, visit Special Olympics Minnesota's Web site at www.specialolympicsminnesota.org.
Special Olympics Minnesota offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics' athletic, health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities and the world.
2009 Summer Games Schedule of Events Thursday, June 18 University of Minnesota Bierman Athletics Complex -- Track and Field Competition 11:30 a.m. -3 p.m. -- Olympic Town Noon - 4 p.m. -- Healthy Athletes Village Healthy Hearing Noon - 3 p.m. Health Fair Noon - 3 p.m. Fit Feet Noon - 4 p.m. Friday, June 19 University of Minnesota Bierman Athletics Complex -- Track and Field Competition 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Olympic Town 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Healthy Athlete Village FUNfitness 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Special Smiles 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Health Fair 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Opening Eyes 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Healthy Hearing 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Blood Glucose Screening 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mini-Hops Gymnastics Club, Minnetonka -- Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. University of Minnesota Bierman Field -- Pre-Ceremonies Entertainment 5 - 7:20 p.m. -- Celebration Ceremonies 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20 University of Minnesota Bierman Athletics Complex -- Track and Field Competition 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. -- Olympic Town 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Healthy Athletes Village Opening Eyes 9 a.m. - noon Blood Glucose Screening 9 a.m. - noon MedFest 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Health Promotion 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Health Fair 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. University of Minnesota Recreation Center (3rd Floor) -- Volleyball Competition 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Baseline Tennis Center -- Tennis Competition 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mini-Hops Gymnastics Club, Minnetonka -- Artistic Gymnastics Competition 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
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