Special athletes go for the gold

By From page B2 | June 27, 2013

Beginning with Friday’s opening ceremony at Aggie Stadium, more than 900 athletes and volunteer coaches and their families will be in Davis as Special Olympics Northern California hosts its annual Summer Games.

The opening ceremony will feature a parade of athletes and a Law Enforcement Torch Run relay before the lightning of the cauldron.

Athletes will then compete in aquatics, bocce, tennis and track and field over the next two days at various UC Davis facilities.

Track and field competition at Toomey Field will go from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, while the Mayra Welch Tennis center will host matches from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

At the Schaal Aquatics Center, action will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, while bocce competition at Howard Field  runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.sonc.org/sports/summer-games.

Enterprise staff

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