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2012 State Special Olympics

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More than 1,200 athletes and coaches will travel to Cape Girardeau, Mo. this weekend to compete. More than 1,200 athletes and coaches will travel to Cape Girardeau, Mo. this weekend to compete.
Friday kicks off a weekend of competition for the 2012 fall games of the Missouri Special Olympics. Friday kicks off a weekend of competition for the 2012 fall games of the Missouri Special Olympics.
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Friday kicks off a weekend of competition for the 2012 fall games of the Missouri Special Olympics.

More than 1,200 athletes and coaches will travel to Cape Girardeau, Mo. this weekend to compete in bocce, golf, flag football, softball and tennis.

Penny Williams with the Cape Girardeau Park and Recreation Department says the response for volunteers has been overwhelming.

Williams asks those who want to be a part of the events to fill up the Show-Me Center for Friday's opening ceremony at 7 p.m.

Williams said the athletes travel from around the state and sometimes not all of their friends and family can make it.

So they want every seat in the filled to give the athletes a warm welcome.

 The 2012 fall games schedule:

Friday, October 12

8:00 - 1:30 pm Golf Competition–Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course
8:00 - 3:00 pm Tennis Competition–Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Tennis Complex
9:00 - 5:00 pm Bocce Competition-Shawnee Soccer Fields
9:00 - 2:00 pm Fan/Fanwear Center-Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course
11:00 - 12:00 pm Lunch for Tennis-Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Tennis Complex
11:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch for Golfers-Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course
5:00 - 6:00 pm Coaches Registration–Show-Me Center
5:30 - 6:20 pm Honored Guest Reception – Show-Me Center
6:30 pm Line-up for Parade of Athletes–Show-Me Center
7:00 - 8:00 pm Opening Ceremonies–Show-Me Center  7:30 am Softball Competition begins–Shawnee Sports Complex

Saturday, October 13

8:00 am Flag Football Competition begins – Shawnee Sports Complex
8:50 am Softball Individual Skills Finals–Shawnee Sports Complex Field #8
9:00 am Flag Football Competition-Shawnee Sports Complex
11:30 - 2:30 pm Fan/Fanwear Center-Shawnee Sport Complex
11:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch-Shawnee Sport Complex
11:30 - 2:30 pm Victory Village/Healthy Athletes-Shawnee Sports Complex
6:00 - 7:00 pm Celebratory Dinner–Southeast Missouri State University Student Recreation Center (SRC)
6:30 - 8:30 pm Fan/Fanwear Center-Southeast Missouri State University SRC - North
7:30 - 9:00 pm Bingo– Southeast Missouri State University SRC – North
7:00 - 9:30 pm Dance– Southeast Missouri State University SRC - North

 Sunday, October 14

7:30 - 9:00 am Softball concludes-Shawnee Park Sports Complex

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