Special Olympics State Games at TROY this weekend

Posted: Wednesday, 18 May 2011


2:00 p.m. Torch Run: The torch run will begin at First Baptist Church on North Three Notch street, proceed around the Square and then along Elm Street to George Wallace Drive. The run will enter Veterans Memorial Stadium via the north end zone. Coverage of the torch run, which includes escort from Alabama law enforcement is available at any point along the route, but may be best situated near the bridge next to Troy Police Department, or at the stadium.

6:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies in Veterans Memorial Stadium


9 a.m.: Tornado survivor media opportunity at softball complex: Tuscaloosa SB team members include Olympians Steve Wesley and Jimmy Ernest. They are available for interview prior to their game. Both lost their homes in the tornado outbreak.

9 a.m.: All games open at venues

Game  On-site Contact Location
Aquatics Shane Tatum Troy Rec. Center
Bocce Cameron Whitlow CHHS Indoor Facility
Bowling Woodmere/Ace - Montgomery
Equestrian Josh Simmons Pike Cattlemen's Assoc.
Gymnastics Shane Tatum Troy Rec. Center
Power-lifting R. Shaughnessy Stadium – West Side
Softball Derrick Brewster Trojan Softball Field
Tennis S. Agboatwala Trojan Tennis Courts
Track and Field Mike Murphy Trojan Track
Healthy Athletes Fran Scheel Hawkins Hall
Olympic Town Josh Wooden Trojan Arena


9 a.m.: Closing ceremonies take place in Trojan Arena

For special coverage requirements on Saturday, contact Clif Lusk via cell phone at 334-268-9982. Special Olympics has media guidelines and backgrounders posted online at specialolympics.org/press_kit.aspx.