Help Major Clifton Freeze for a Reason…Austrian Style!

March of 2017 is a big month for SOGA! Not only can you join SOGA athletes Deon and Evan as they go for the gold at the World Winter Games in Austria, but now you can join one of our very own LETR members as they take the plunge!

Major John Clifton, Chair of the Executive Council of LETR for Special Olympics Georgia has been selected as one of the 88 LETR officers worldwide in participating in the Final Leg of the Torch Run at World Games and plunging into the freezing waters of the Flughafen Sea in Niederoblarn, Austria.

John has set his fundraising goal for $25,000 to help not only athletes, not only from Georgia like Deon and Evan, but worldwide. Half of all money he is raising will come back home to Georgia to benefit our 27,110 athletes.

You can be the difference. Every dollar counts- no donation too small or too large and is tax-deductible.

Click here to help Major Clifton meet his goal and make a difference for Special Olympics athletes around the world!

Publix, Procter & Gamble Torch Campaign

 

Publix, Procter & Gamble and Special Olympics Georgia have once again partnered to help people with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams with the Publix, Procter & Gamble Torch Campaign. January 1 – 21, Publix shoppers and Procter & Gamble fans can help make a difference and save money:

  1. Save over $70 on your favorite Procter & Gamble brands by clipping the P&G brandSAVER™ coupons featuring Special Olympics from your local newspaper.
  2. Shop at Publix any time between January 1 and January 21 and purchase your very own torch at check-out for a donation of $1, $3, $5 or $10. With your donation, you will receive over $10 in coupons on select Procter and Gamble products.
  3. Purchase $25 or more of Procter & Gamble products at Publix and submit your receipt for a FREE Beauty Bag with $19 of travel size Procter & Gamble goodies.

Want to know more about the athletes you are supporting while shopping and saving? Click here to learn more.

For more information contact Rebecca Walsh, LETR and Events Manager, at (770) 414-9390 ext. 118.

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Share the Fun and make a Difference with Talbots

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Talbots and Special Olympics Georgia invite you to stop by their store in Buckhead to shop, make a difference and enjoy light refreshments.

On Friday, December 2, from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Talbots at the Peachtree Battle Promenade will be donating 10% of pre-tax sales to Special Olympics Georgia.

Click here for more information.

To RSVP, or find out additional information, please contact Robin Fabrick at 770-414-9390 ext. 112.

Finish Line Helps Spread Unstoppable Joy

The Finish Line Youth Foundation wants to help make all Special Olympics athletes feel #SOunstoppable this holiday season, but they can’t do it without you!

For the fifth year in a row, Finish Line will hold its annual holiday fundraising campaign benefitting Special Olympics. From November 17th – December 25th, customers at over 600 Finish Line stores across the United States will be asked to make donations at checkout to benefit Special Olympics athletes. In addition, customers also will be able to make online donations and round up their online purchases.

Visit your local Finish line to participate or check out The Finish Line Youth Foundation.

3rd Annual St. Peter Chanel 5K

Run for a reason!

Join St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church as they host the 3rd Annual St. Peter Chanel 5K on November 19, 2016.

Benefiting Special Olympics Georgia, the event will include a free kids run and is open to runners and walkers of all levels.

Click here for more information.

To register, click here.

2016 Georgia Gives Day

On November 17, join your fellow Georgians and celebrate Georgia Gives Day by giving to Special Olympics Georgia.

Whether you have $1, $10, $100 or $10,000 Georgia Gives Day celebrates the communities throughout the state of Georgia by allowing individuals to give to the cause most close to their hearts.

Georgia Gives Day will benefit the 27,110 athletes of Special Olympics Georgia that participate in sports training and Olympic-type competition year-round.

Visit Georgia Gives Day today to help SOGA Athletes!

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.

We invite you to join us in celebrating Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day at our Taste of Inspiration event on Saturday, September 24 as we honor the life, legacy and vision of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver. An inspiration herself, Mrs. Shriver advocated for people with intellectual disabilities, seeking to make sure all were included and respected.

Click here to see why EKS Day is so special to us!

2017 Over the Edge

Ever wondered if you had what it takes to be fearless and face new challenges head-on?

Here’s your chance! The 6th annual Over the Edge will be Saturday, April 29th at Overlook III Building in Vinings! Join “edgers” who are brave enough to raise $1,000 to rappel over the edge of a 22 story building for Special Olympics Georgia.

Over the Edge is the largest fundraising effort benefiting Special Olympics Georgia. We are looking for brave individuals like YOU to experience the challenge, the bravery and the exhilaration of participating in an event that takes you out of your comfort zone and ultimately changes your life forever- the same thing our Special Olympics Georgia athletes experience every day.

If you are interested in participating, becoming a sponsor or would like more information, please contact Thomas Ritch at (770) 414-9390 x 121 or thomas.ritch@specialolympicsga.org, or visit The Over the Edge Website to register for your spot!

 

Make a Gift. Change a Life. Make Your Year-End Donation Today.

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All of us at Special Olympics Georgia are thankful for caring friends like you who support our efforts and help transform the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. As we celebrate the holiday season, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Special Olympics Georgia. You can even honor a loved one by making the gift in the person’s name.

And as an added bonus, through December 31st, our partner Finish Line will match your tax-deductible donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to a campaign total of A$200,000. This will double the impact of every dollar you give and help Special Olympics Georgia do more for our athletes…reach farther to engage new athletes…and show the world more than ever what people with intellectual disabilities can accomplish.

Please don’t wait, make your matching holiday and year-end gift today.

Polar Plunge 2017

2017_PolarPlunge_Logo+Material_Page_10Plunge Season is Approaching!

Join the LETR and Special Olympics Georgia on Saturday, February 25, 2017 as brave plungers from across the state take a dip in the icy waters of Acworth Beach.

What is Polar Plunge?

In a nutshell, participants collect pledges from friends and family in exchange for the opportunity to jump into icy waters in the middle of winter. All proceeds collected by “plungers” will benefit the 27, 110 athletes of Special Olympics Georgia. Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including best costume, highest individual fundraiser, highest team fundraiser and many more.

Not a cold weather fan? That’s alright- we’ll have areas to keep you warm and activities to help you and your family get involved with Polar Plunge. So come out, enjoy the day and support all of our Polar Plungers!

Registration is Now Open!

We are now registering plungers for Polar Plunge 2017. Register here to take the Plunge!

 

For more information or to make a donation, please contact Rebecca Walsh, Torch Run & Events Manager at (770) 414-9390 x118.

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