May 16 – 18: Troy University will be the site for the 2008 Special Olympics Alabama State Games May 16 - 18 for about 700 athletes with mental retardation and some 350 coaches and chaperones.
Opening Ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. in Movie Gallery Veterans Memorial Stadium. No credentialing is required to cover this event.
Competition events begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The venues are as follows:
• Aquatics Troy Recreation Center
• Athletics Troy University Track and Field Complex
• Bocce Charles Henderson High School Indoor Practice Facility
• Bowling Woodmere Lanes (Montgomery)
• Equestrian Cattlemen's Association Arena (Highway 231 South)
• Golf Trojan Oaks Golf Course
• Gymnastics Troy Recreation Center
• Powerlifting 1st Floor, R. Douglas Hawkins Stadium Tower
• Softball Troy University Softball Complex (Elm Street)
• Tennis Lunsford Municipal Tennis Complex (Elm Street)
Competition period is from 9 a.m. – Noon and resumes at 1 p.m.
In addition to the competition events, the following venues are hosting various activities on Saturday:
If your organization needs assistance on Saturday or Sunday, please contact Clif Lusk via cell phone at 334-268-9982.
A Special Olympics media kit is available at http://www.specialolympics.org/Special+Olympics+Public+Website/English/Press_Room/Press+Kit/default.htm This kit contains a style guide to assist in coverage.