Columbia, MO (PRWEB) May 21, 2013
The Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games will bring more than 2,500 athletes and coaches from across the state to Columbia. This state-level event takes place May 30-June 2, on the campuses of the University of Missouri and Columbia College, and at Hickman High School and Town & Country Lanes.
The State Summer Games officially kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 30 with the Opening Ceremony. The Opening Ceremony will feature a Go Wild! theme, the Parade of Athletes, the culmination of the statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run, the lighting of the Flame of Hope, the traditional declaration, “Let the games begin!” and a performance by The ZOOperstars. The public is encouraged to attend this free and fun event.
Competition events will take place at four venues: Hickman High School, the MU Student Recreation Complex, Town & Country Lanes and Columbia College’s Southwell Complex. Six summer sports are featured: Track and Field, Aquatics, Basketball, Bowling, Volleyball and Powerlifting. Competition begins at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30 and ends at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Please visit http://www.somo.org/summergames to register to volunteer or for more information. All events are free and the public is encouraged to attend. Venues and times are as follows:
Track & Field – Hickman High School
Saturday, June 1: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, June 2: 8 a.m-2 p.m.
Bowling – Town & Country Lanes
Saturday, June 1: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, June 2: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Aquatics – MU Student Recreation Complex
Saturday, June 1: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Powerlifting – MU Student Recreation Complex
Saturday, June 1: 1-4 p.m.
Volleyball – Columbia College Southwell Complex
Friday, May 31: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Basketball – MU Student Rec
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