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Special Olympics opens Louisiana indoor games

2015 Indoor Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies were moved to Broadmoor High. (Source:  WAFB) 2015 Indoor Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies were moved to Broadmoor High. (Source: WAFB)
Nicholas Noel singing the National Anthem at the opening ceremonies. (Source: WAFB) Nicholas Noel singing the National Anthem at the opening ceremonies. (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Concerns about mud and possible rain caused the opening ceremonies for the state Special Olympics to move to Broadmoor High Friday night.

The 2015 State Indoor games kicked off before the busy weekend of events.

Nearly 500 Special Olympics athletes from all over Louisiana will be competing at several locations across Baton Rouge in different indoor sports.

More events will be held at Broadmoor High through the weekend as well as other venues including Team Automotive Group Sportsplex (basketball), Independence Park (Tennis Competition) and Circle Bowl and All-star Lanes (Bowling).

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The following is a schedule of the 2015 State Indoor Games:

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

8:30am - Basketball Coaches Meeting (Team Automotive Sportsplex)

9:00am -  Bowling Competition will begin at both alleys (All-Star Lanes & Circle Bowl)
Basketball Competition will begin (Team Automotive Sportsplex)
Tennis Competition begins (Independence Park)
Healthy Athletes & Olympic Town begins (Broadmoor High School)

11:00am to 1:30pm – Lunch (Broadmoor High School -lunches will be brought to basketball venue)

3:00pm - Bowling Competitions ends for the day

4:00pm - Healthy Athletes & Olympic Town Ends
Basketball Competition ends for the day

7:30pm to 8:00pm - Closing Ceremonies (Broadmoor High School)

8:00pm to 9:15pm - Victory Dance (Broadmoor High School)

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

9:00am -  Basketball (Team Automotive Sportsplex) competition resumes
Bowling competition resumes (Doubles- All-star Lanes / Teams- Circle Bowl)

2:00pm - All competition ends

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