Roll up, Roll up, Roll up
All the Fun of the Circus at the Closing Ceremony of
Special Olympics Australia IX National Games
19th – 24th April 2010
Key speakers at Closing Ceremony include:
- South Australian Premier, Mike Rann
- MC: Special Olympics National Ambassador, Peter Overton, Channel 9
As we tentatively wait for the outcome of the SA soccer and the men and women’s basketball teams, organisers are preparing for the grand finale of the Special Olympics Australia IX National Games.
The SA soccer team is currently playing for bronze medal, while at Wayville, the men and women’s basketball teams will go for gold. This is the first time SA has had a soccer team in the Games, and it is the first time both men and women basketball teams have made it to the finals
Other events today include the finals of the bocce team tournament and medal presentations to the sailing.
Celebrations will begin in earnest at 6.30pm at the Dome when athletes, coaches, families, friends and volunteers come together to celebrate a week of success, fun and lifelong memories at the closing ceremony. Doors open at 5.00pm. Athletes and volunteers will do a lap of honour of the arena, and there will be plenty to watch with Zig Zag Circus, Gymnastics SA and Burundian Drumming Club as entertainment.
The most moving part of the ceremony will be the lowering of the Special Olympics Australia flag and handover to the next host city. Accepting the flag will be Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Susan Riley.
After the Flame has been extinguished, Toby Moulton and Tori Horgan will perform before Acoustic Juice take to the stage.
‘As the Special Olympics Australia IX National Games come to an end, we would like to thank all those involved with these Games, especially the athletes, and say it has truly been ‘Our Time to Shine,’ comments Jenny Daly, Games Director. ‘Through their joy, determination and support, these Games will create a legacy for the South Australian community and Special Olympics South Australia.’