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Help Us Build Our New Home!

 

To better serve YOU – our athletes, families, volunteers and friends – we are building a one-of-a-kind training facility and administrative space called Training for Life: Sports Lab & Center. This state-of-the-art new home will include a gymnasium and training space for athletes, gathering space for communities, and administrative support for our staff and volunteers to better serve more than 27,000 athletes!

To make this project a reality we are fundraising $5.5 million through our first ever capital campaign. We’ve raised more than $4.9 million, and we need YOUR help to finish this project. The new facility will include a time capsule – to be opened in 50 years – to commemorate this important step for our SOGA family and the many stories that make up our great work.

Through a donation of $50, you can include your story in this time capsule and forever be a part of SOGA’s history.

Click here to cement your sport in SOGA’s forever history.

 

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

In 1968, one woman started a movement that celebrated the abilities and strengths of a population noticed for their disabilities. From that moment on, Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Special Olympics grew to an international organization with the goal to provide opportunities and arenas for individuals with intellectual disabilities to not only shine, but be included and accepted, giving them a more hopeful and brighter future.

On July 20, 2017, Special Olympics will celebrate its annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day (EKS) to honor the life of the woman that started it all. This day will also serve as a global call to action for people with and without intellectual disabilities to live in a more unified society – in sport, work, and in the community. By bringing together all peoples, we are able to give ever new life to Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s vision and honor her inspiration, impact and indomitable spirit.

Please join the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia on Thursday, July 20th, and Special Olympics athletes, partners and fans across the world, unify our communities, expand opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and honor Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

2017 Duck Pluck

 Special Olympics Georgia Duck Pluck Season is Here! Adopt a Duck, Support an Athlete!

Adopt a duck to benefit the 27,110 athletes of Special Olympics Georgia! All the money raised is used to provide meals, housing and medals to athletes at the State Games. For a donation of $5 or more, a number will be assigned to a lucky yellow rubber duck in your honor. All ducks will be put into the Post Chastain pool for a swim on August 11 before the 6 winning ducks are plucked.

To adopt your ducks please go to: duckrace.com/Atlanta

2017 Prizes
Grand Prize – 2 Round Trip Tickets on Spirit Airlines

2nd Place – 2 Night Stay at the King & Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simon’s Island

3rd Place – Dell Laptop Computer

4th Place – $400 Visa Gift Card

5th Place – YETI 35 Cooler and Tumbler

6th Place – $250 Macy’s Gift Card

Incentive Prizes

Not only are you helping Special Olympics Georgia and entered to win our top prizes, but for every duck you adopt, you will receive that many entries into a monthly drawing for a $25 American Express gift card (i.e. 3 ducks = 3 entries)! Adopting early means you are entered in each monthly drawing from February to August. In addition, a Quack Pack or higher purchase also will enter you for a chance to win a $150 American Express gift card!

To adopt your ducks please go to: duckrace.com/Atlanta

If you are interested in creating a Duck Pluck sales team or have any questions, please contact Beth Parmer at 770-414-9390 ext. 120.

 

2017 Masters Bowling Tournament, August 18-20, Warner Robins, GA

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Join Special Olympics Georgia for the 2017 State Masters Bowling Tournament being held August 18-20 in Warner Robins, Ga. We will be hosting over 1,200 athletes from across the state of Georgia, who will compete in Traditional and Unified Bowling during this weekend of fun! Tournaments will be taking place all three days at Robins Lanes at Robins Air Force Base, and Gold Cup Bowling Center.  For information about getting involved as a sponsor during this fantastic event please contact David Crawford, or for information on how to volunteer contact Liz Smith.

For more info to Sponsor this event please contact December Storey.

Click here for more Info

We hope to see you at the Games!

Shoot For Champions, September 8th, Garland Mountain Sporting Clays

Come join Special Olympics Georgia for their 4th Annual Shoot for Champions Clay Shoot Fundraiser on Friday, September 8th at Garand Mountain Sporting Clays.

This event will host nearly 100 shooters who will compete in a beautiful 15 station course in Waleska, Georgia. So please come out for a great day of shooting, five stand games, a silent auction, awards and a lunch reception.

For more information on the event or sponsoring Shoot for Champions please contact Thomas Ritch at Thomas.ritch@specialolympicsga.org.

Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

Special Thanks to Our Shoot For Champions Sponsors: