Over the Edge, May 2, Atlanta

Read the news release about Over the Edge.

Ever wondered if you had what it takes to be fearless and face new challenges head-on?  Well, here’s your chance!  Saturday, May 2nd 2015 join the “edgers” who are brave enough to raise $1,000 to rappel over the edge of a 20 story building for Special Olympics Georgia.

Next spring, you can 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 athletes experience every day.

Join The Bert Show’s Cassie Young and go Over the Edge or make a donation to her team!
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For more information about going Over the Edge or sponsorship,visit:

www.oteatlanta2015.org

Contact Kristin Hill at  kristin.hill@specialolympicsga.org  or 770-414-9390 ext. 105

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Which Wich May 4th , 11th, & May 18th, Various Locations

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches will hold Fundraising Days for SOGA on Monday, May 4th, 11th, and May 18th at the following locations: Brookhaven @ Town Brookhaven, Canton @ Canton Marketplace, Cumming @ The Collection at Forsyth, Duluth @ Day Centre at Sugarloaf, Emory @ Emory Point, Norcross @ The Forum, Snellville @ The Shoppes at Webb Gin, and Woodstock @ The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta.  Which Wich will donate 10% of all sales before tax to support the State Summer Games.  To find the address of the location nearest to you, or to start planning what you’ll have for lunch or dinner, visit www.whichwich.com.  For more information, contact Susan Skolnick or 770-414- 9390 x111.

2015 State Summer Games, May 29-31, Atlanta

State Summer Games
Emory University, Atlanta
May 29-31, 2015

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Click here to download the 2015 State Summer Games Information Guide

More than 1,800 Special Olympics athletes, Unified Partners and coaches from around the state will descend on Emory University to compete in Aquatics, Athletics, Soccer, Badminton, Volleyball, Tennis, Gymnastics, and Table Tennis with over 600 coaches to guide them in competition. Click here to learn more facts about Summer Games.

The games are free and open to the public. Come be a Fan in the Stands!

 

2015 State Summer Games Presenting Sponsor

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Official Sponsors

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2015 Cops on Doughnut Shops

Come join us this June, at participating Krispy Kreme locations, to help raise money for Special Olympics Georgia.

If you would like to support SOGA, but can’t make it to and of the locations, be sure to purchase you virtual doughnut here!

Visit these locations:

June 12- 295 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA

June 19- 3387 Buford Dr. Buford, GA

June 11-12- 5768 Buford HWY NE Doraville, GA

 

June 12-13- 2346 Pleasant Hill Rd. Atlanta, GA

June 12-14-  299 Cobb Parkway South Marietta, GA

June 12-14-  1078 Alpharetta Hwy. Roswell, GA

June 5-6- 1750 North Roberts Rd. Kennesaw, GA

June 12-12 633 Evans St. Atlanta, GA

June 12-14 6761 Veterans Parkway Columbus, GA

 

For more information please contact Matt Sheridan, or check out the flyer.

Unified Relay Across America, May 29 – June 7

People with intellectual disabilities are the most marginalized and discriminated-against people on Earth.

Next year a Flame of Hope will be lit in Athens, Greece and travel to the United States. This flame will be carried on torches across our nation all the way to Los Angeles, California to kick off the Special Olympics World Games in July and August 2015. The Flame of Hope represents our passion that times must change – that those with intellectual disabilities deserve equality, respect and opportunity – not tomorrow but today!

What is the Unified Relay?

In May 2015, Special Olympics will launch three simultaneous torch runs from the east coast of the United States – one from the north, one from the central part of the country, and one from the south.
Over the course of 46 days these unified torch runs will cross the nation touching all 50 states.
You can participate. You can walk, jog, run, rollerblade or cycle while carrying the Flame of Hope.

Click here to learn about Sponsorship Opportunities for the
Unified Relay Across America!

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To register for Georgia’s segment of the Unified Relay Across America or to donate,
follow the link!

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For more information contact Lucy Faxon at lucy.faxon@specialolympicsga.org
or 770-414-9390 ext 105

Special Olympics World Games, July 24- Aug. 1, Los Angeles

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Support our Special Olympics Georgia athletes competing in the 2015 World Summer Games!

 

WHAT:                                 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

WHERE:                               Los Angeles, California

WHEN:                                 July 24th – August 2nd, 2015

WHO:                                   7,000 Athletes and 3,000 Coaches representing 177 Countries

SPORTS:                               25 Sports will be represented

GEORGIA DELEGATES TO TEAM USA:  6 Athletes, 1 Unified Partner, 5 Coaches, and 2 Sports Managers have been selected to represent Team USA

You can help Special Olympics Georgia send these athletes to the 2015 World Summer Games by making a donation to an individual’s profile or a general donation to support the entire delegation by going to www.sendourathletes.org 

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Georgia Delegation Presenting Sponsor

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Titletown Tasting, August 8, Valdosta

Valdosta, GA was voted as Titletown, USA several years ago, because of it’s winning tradition in sports throughout the community. Titletown Tasting is a silent auction fundraiser that has been held in Valdosta for 6 years. Local businesses and community partners support us by sponsoring or donating items for the silent auction. Titletown Tasting features speeches from local Special Olympics Georgia athletes about their experiences with Special Olympics and all it has done to shape who they are. We have live music, great food, and a wonderful silent auction that all helps raise money to support the efforts of Special Olympics Georgia.

Tickets can be purchased early at $30 for individuals and $50 for couples, or you can purchase at the door at $35 for individuals and $60 for couples.

Please contact Whitney Warren at 229-712-9973 and whitney.warren@specialolympicsga.org.

When: August 8, 2015 7:00pm-9:30pm

Where: Bas Bleu, 121 N. Patterson St. Valdosta, GA

Click here for more information!

State Indoor Winter Games, January 22-24, 2016

State Indoor Winter Games – Cobb County, GA – January 22-24, 2016. Special Olympics athletes from around the state head to Cobb County for the Indoor Winter Games. More than 1,500 athletes and 100 Unified Partners will compete in: artistic gymnastics, bowling, floor hockey, basketball, powerlifting and roller skating with over 500 coaches to guide them.

Click here to learn more about the 2016 State Indoor Winter Games.

Former Atlanta Falcon Buddy Curry to serve as Grand Marshal for
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Frosty in Cobb! Order your State Indoor Winter Games T-Shirts

State Indoor Winter Games Official Sponsors

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Duck Pluck, August 14, Atlanta

Adopt a duck to benefit Georgia’s 26,702 Special Olympics athletes!

For a donation of $5 or more, a lucky prize number will be assigned to a yellow rubber duck in your honor.
All ducks will be put into the Post Chastain pool for a swim before the 5 winning ducks are plucked!

It all happens on Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 1:00 pm. If your adopted duck is plucked you win!
(You do not need to be present to win!!)

Prizes Include:

1.$500 Visa Gift Card

2. 16gb iPad Air

3. $250 Publix Gift Card

4. $150 QT Gift Card

5. Fitbit Flex- Wireless Activity + Sleep Monitor

How does the Duck Pluck benefit the athletes?

  • Donate $5 for 1 entry into the pluck and feed 1 meal to 1 athlete during State Games!
  • Donate $30 for 7 entries into the pluck and provide gold, silver, and bronze medals for 1 competition at State Games
    + 1 souvenir jr. duck!
  • Donate $60 for 15 entries into the pluck and provide 4 athletes housing for 2 nights at State Games +2 souvenir jr. ducks!
  • Donate $100 for 25 entries into the pluck and provide funds for housing for 2 nights and 2 meals for 4 athletes at the State Games. +3 jr. ducks!

Visit www.atlantaduckpluck.com to adopt your ducks online!

Contact Georgia Milton-Sheats at 770-414-9390 x106 or georgia.milton-sheats@specialolympicsga.org.
for more information.

 

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State Masters Bowling, August 21-23, Warner Robins

More than 800 athletes and 100 Unified Partners from around the state compete in traditional and unified bowling at the Masters Bowling Tournament in Warner Robins with over 200 coaches to guide them in competition. To learn more about Masters Bowling, check out this fact sheet.

Donate now at: https://specialolympicsga.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/MastersBowling/tabid/687717/Default.aspx 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RESULTS FROM THE2014 STATE MASTERS BOWLING TOURNAMENT

This event is free and open to the public, so plan to come out and support the athletes and “be a fan”.

**Remember: all paperwork is due no later than June 19th**

Click here for all Masters Bowling Paperwork

If you are interested in more information about the 2015 Master’s Bowling State Bowling Tournament or are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact:

Brady Brantley
229-834-8277
brady.brantley@specialolympicsga.org