Special Olympics competitions take place this weekend

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MESA, Ariz. -- More than 1,000 fans are expected to come to the opening ceremonies, which will take place on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m., at Mesa Community College near Southern Avenue and Dobson Road.

The event includes an Olympic-style opening ceremonies that includes a parade of athletes, torch run and DJ/Dance.

For more information on the 2012 Summer Games, to register, and for a list of competition times, visit www.specialolympicsarizona.org.