State Summer Games 2013: Go Wild!

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More than 2,500 athletes and coaches will head to Columbia this week for the State Summer Games, our biggest event of the year! Our athletes have been training for at least eight weeks, and they’re ready to show off their skills and compete for those gold medals. Here’s everything you need to know: 

WE STILL NEED HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS.
Our greatest needs are on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Check out shifts on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Official hashtag: #SOMOSG13
Follow us on Twitter @SOMissouri and Facebook (Special Olympics Missouri).

SCHEDULE:
Thursday, May 30

11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.: Basketball (Mizzou Student Rec Center)
7-9:30 p.m.: Movie (Anheuser-Busch Conservation Hall)

Friday, May 31
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Basketball (Mizzou Student Rec Center)
9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Volleyball (Columbia College)
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Healthy Athlete Park (Mizzou Student Center, 2nd Floor)
7:30-9 p.m.: Opening Ceremony (Mel Carnahan Quadrangle)

Saturday, June 1
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Track and Field (Hickman High School)
8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Bowling (Town & Country Lanes)
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.: Aquatics (Mizzou Student Rec Center)
9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Healthy Athlete Park (Hickman High School)
1 p.m.-4 p.m.: Powerlifting (Mizzou Student Rec Center)
5:30-7:30 p.m.: Victory Village (Dairy Lawn)
7-9 p.m.: Dance (Dairy Lawn)
7-9 p.m.: Bingo (Eckles Hall — Room 113)

Sunday, June 2
8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Track and Field (Hickman High School)
8 a.m.-3 p.m.: Bowling (Town & Country Lanes)

SIGN UP FOR TEXT ALERTS!
We’ll text you if there are urgent announcements at our State Summer Games. Text SOMO to 51555. Standard messaging rates apply.

OPENING CEREMONY:
The public is welcome to join us Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Carnahan Quad for the traditional Parade of Athletes, some wacky entertainment from the Zooperstars, special guests and, of course, the culmination of the statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run!

DOWNLOADS:

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

To Registration in College Avenue Hall

From Hwy 63
Exit at Stadium Blvd and go West
Go North on College Avenue
Turn Right on to Rollins St
Take first right to College Ave Hall

From Interstate 70 * Please note that there is construction at I-70 and Stadium, use the following directions.
Exit at Range Line Road and go South
Turn Left onto Business Loop 70
Turn Right on College Avenue
Turn Left on to Rollins St
Take first right to College Ave Hall

To Parking

From Hwy 63
Exit at Stadium Blvd and go West
Go North on College Avenue
Turn Right on to Rollins St
Take first right to College Ave Hall
Take left onto Hospital Drive and park in lots immediately on left or right

From Interstate 70 * Please note that there is construction at I-70 and Stadium, use the following directions.
Exit at Range Line Road and go South
Turn Left onto Business Loop 70
Turn Right on College Avenue
Take Left onto Hospital Drive and park in lots immediately on left or right

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:

Families and friends of athletes have the opportunity to stay at the following Columbia hotels with special rates!  Be sure to ask for the Special Olympics Rate when you book your room.

Baymont Inn and Suites   $69/night
801 Keene St., Columbia, Mo.
573-449-4422

Candlewood Suites    $75/night
3100 Wingate Court, Columbia, Mo.
573-815-9825

Comfort Suites   $90/night
1010 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Mo.
573-443-0055

Ramada Inn   $80/night
901 Conley Road, Columbia, Mo.
573-443-4141

RENTING A VEHICLE?
Choose Enterprise at this link for a special deal for SOMO fans.

DONATIONS:
Text SOMO to 85944 to make a $10 donation! Donations are needed to cover the cost of this event. Businesses interested in sponsoring this event should contact Susan Stegeman at 800.846.2682. Donations can also be mailed to Special Olympics Missouri – 2013 State Summer Games, 1001 Diamond Ridge, Suite 800, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

SPONSORS:
      

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Double Vision Enterprises, LLC

Veterans United Foundation   Break Time

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   Zimmer Radio Group   KMIZ ABC 17

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