Friday, June 7, 2019
Von Braun Center (VBC)
700 Monroe St.
Huntsville, AL 35801
3:00 PM - Gates open for the AL. State Games Fan Fair festivities. - Located inside the Exhibition Hall of the VBC
- T-shirt pick-up, fun activities, food vendors, music, Olympic Day giveaways, and much more!
5:00 PM - The Athlete Leadership Summit. - Located inside the Exhibition Hall of the VBC
- A platform for athletes, coaches, parents, spectators and volunteers to learn the importance of academic excellence, good citizenship, responsibility, leadership and the concept of community. Past speakers include Former Head Football Coach Bobby Bowden, Olympic Gold Medalist Jennifer Chandler, Former Head Football Coach Pat Dye, Olympic Gold Medalist Harvey Glance, Heisman Trophy Winner Bo Jackson, Former Alabama Football Player Siran Stacy, Team USA Handball, and Paralympic Athlete Maze Marshall.
6:00-6:45 PM - Parade of Athletes begin to lineup by region.
7:00 PM - Opening Ceremony Celebration show begins.
- The Ceremony will take place in the VBC Arena.
- Parade of Athletes, live entertainment, t-shirt cannons, the Olympic torch relay and the lighting of the Olympic Flame, huge fireworks show, and so much more! Every registered athlete participating in the Opening Ceremony and the Parade of Athletes will receive a FREE Commemorative Opening Ceremony T-Shirt. Bring an American flag!
Please visit the Opening Ceremony Celebration page for more details.
Commemorative Athlete T-Shirt
Pick up your Alabama State Games Athlete T-Shirt on Friday, June 8th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Athlete T-shirt is a free thank-you gift from the ASF Foundation for your participation in the Parade of Athletes. Athletes not participating in the Parade of Athletes will be able to purchase a shirt from various venues throughout the weekend. We encourage you to wear your T-shirt in the Alabama State Games XXXVI Opening Ceremony Parade of Athletes.