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 StadiumSaturday:
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
|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.