The Special Olympics are back at Troy University after nearly two decades away.
About 700 athletes are expected to come to the city. The Special Olympics summer games will highlight 10 different summer sports.
The City of Troy marked the beginning of the games with the law enforcement torch run that started in downtown Troy, and ending at Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium.
“We're proud to be in this. It's a great event. It's for a good cause. We're just happy to be a part of it,” said Chief Anthony Everage of Troy Police Department/
The Alabama State Games will commence at 9 a.m. at various venues on the Troy Campus and in the community of Troy.
Aquatics and Gymnastics: Troy Sportsplex
Bocce CHHS Indoor Practice Facility
Bowling Woodmere Lanes
Equestrian Pike Cattlemen’s Association
Golf Trojan Oaks
Powerlifting 1st Floor, Trojan Tower
Softball Trojan Softball Field
Tennis Lunsford Tennis Complex
Track and Field Trojan Track and Field Complex
Healthy Athletes 4th Floor, Trojan Tower
Olympic Town Upper Practice Fields
Victory Dance (7 p.m.) Sartain Hall