17th Annual Marlow’s Tavern Golf Classic, Sept. 21, Roswell

Join us on September 21 at the Country Club of Roswell for the 17th Annual  Marlow’s Tavern Golf Classic benefiting SOGA.  Since 1999, this annual golf tournament has raised more than $500,000 for our athletes. This year’s tournament goal is to raise $70,000!  The fun-filled day will include a putting contest, shotgun start, hole contests, and an awards ceremony, reception, and silent auction at Aqua blue Restaurant. If you cannot participate in the tournament, but would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to “Special Olympics Georgia” and write “Marlow’s” on the memo line. Mail the donation to Susan Skolnick, Special Olympics Georgia, 4000 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Suite 400, Building 400, Atlanta, GA 30340. For more information, contact Susan Skolnick or 770-414-9390 x111. Registration Form / Sponsor Benefits

Marlow's Tavern Classic

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day – September 26

On September 26, we hope that our Special Olympics family around the world will celebrate the legacy of an amazing woman. Launched six years ago to commemorate the life and spirit of the founder of the Special Olympics movement, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day is a celebration of one person’s achievements and inspiration, but also the values she represents to this day – compassion, tolerance, love and a passion for social justice and equality. Eunice Kennedy Shriver dedicated her life to fighting for people with intellectual disabilities, helping to open people’s minds to their gifts and potential. She believed that one person could make a difference and change the world, and her life demonstrated the truth of that belief.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day will consist of individual events held at the local, state, national, regional and global levels – events that demonstrate and exemplify the value and spirit of inclusion both on and off the playing field.  Special Olympics Georgia will be recognizing and celebrating Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day at our Strike the R-word bowling event on September 29.

To be a part of this inclusion movement, sign up at http://www.specialolympics.org/LetsChangeTheGame, and follow it on social media using #LetsChangeTheGame.

Strike the R-word, September 29, Atlanta

Strike the R-word with us at Bowlmor Atlanta September 29th, 6:30-9 p.m. Bowl in this fundraiser while you also help raise awareness of how the R-word hurts people with intellectual disabilities and their friends and families. Registration $50 includes food, goody bags, event T-shirt, free shoe rental, bowling and an awesome silent auction! Sponsorship Levels

Click here to register for Strike the R-word

Thank you to the 2015 Strike the R-word Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

T-Shirt Sponsor:
Hospitality Sponsors:
Arby’s Foundation
Rhino Shield
In Memory of Weezie Gunn Neely
Sam’s Club

Lane Sponsors:
Drex – Star 94
Dr. Ronald Watts
Courtney Gugin
Georgia Athletic Officials Association

Hancock Askew & Co.

2015 State Fall Games – October 9-11 – Gainesville

State Fall Games
Gainesville, Ga 

October 9-11, 2015

State Fall Games At-a-Glance…

2,100 athletes and coaches are participating. 800 volunteers will help at competitions, Olympic Town, Opening Ceremony and meals. Seven sports competitions are held. Free flexibility and fitness screening available to athletes and coaches.

Click here for paperwork for the 2015 State Fall Games

Come join us during our 2015 State Fall Games this October 9-11 in Gainesville, GA.  For more information on these games please click here for the fact sheet, and if you would like to become a sponsor for these games please visit: https://specialolympicsga.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/2015FallGames/tabid/673733/Default.aspx

2015 State Fall Games Individual Sports Schedule

Click below to view results from State Fall Games 2014

Bocce Traditional Team

Bocce Unified Team



Softball Modified Team

Softball Skills

Softball Traditional Team

Softball Unified Team


softball skills

For more information on State Fall Games you may  contact Fall Games Director David Crawford at david.crawford@specialolympicsga.org or 229-834-8277

For information on volunteering for this event, contact:
Whitney Warren
whitney.warren@specialolympicsga.org or 229-292-6955

Business Support
If your company is interested in making a donation of any size to support the Games, we want to hear from you. You can use our toll-free number 1-800 866-4400 to call Special Olympics Georgia – all relevant extension numbers apply. Contact thomas.ritch@specialolympicsga.org.

Thank you to the 2015 State Fall Games Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Lockheed Martin 4

Official Sponsors

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2015 State Horse Show – October 9-11 – Gainesville

State Horse Show
Gainesville, GA
October 9-11, 2015 

Come join the nearly 600 athletes participating in the 2015 State Horse Show at Chicopee Agriculture Center.  For information on this great event please click here for our fact sheet.   To become a sponsor of the 2015 State Horse show please contact Kylie McGregor at kylie.mcgregor@specialolympicsga.org.

Results from Horse Show 2014 – Click Here


Horse Show Fact Sheet – Click Here

Horse Show Tentative Schedule – Click Here

Thank you to the 2014 State Horse Show Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

Hall Co Logo

Official Sponsors:


For more information on the State Horse Show you may contact Kelli Britt at 770-414-9390, ext 122 or kelli.britt@specialolympicsga.org.

If you are interested in volunteering for the State Horse Show you may contact Whitney Warren at (229)712-9973 or whitney.warren@specialolympicsga.org.

Purchase Your Torch Run Apparel Today, and Show Your SOGA Support!

Our athletes are our goal, help us to make the hopes and dreams of these diverse individuals come alive.

Join us in our State Wide Law Enforcement Torch Run SALE!

For your donation of $15 you will receive a 2015 Law Enforcement Torch Run Dri-Fit T-Shirt & your choice of a Digital Camo or Khaki Hat.

Click Here to purchase your LETR Apparel!

RunDunwoody, Oct. 18, Dunwoody

RunDunwoody is a 5K Run, 1-Mile Fun Run, Tot Trot, and family festival rolled into a morning of activities on Sunday, October 18th at Perimeter Mall. The 5K route is a 2016 Peachtree Road Race qualifier.  As a beneficiary of RunDunwoody and long-time partner of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody (the run’s founding and presenting sponsor), Special Olympics Georgia has created a team for the Team Challenge in the not-for-profit category. Registration fees start at $20 and increase to $35 as it gets closer to the date of the race.  For more information on the race or to register as part of Team Special Olympics Georgia, go to www.rundunwoody.net or contact the Race Director at info@rundunwoody.net.

Red Robin “Tip-A-Cop” – October 24

“Tip-A-Cop” is an official Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Campaign fundraising event. Law enforcement officers and department personnel volunteer their time as “Celebrity Waiters” to collect tips at selected Red Robin Restaurants to support Special Olympics Georgia. This will take place on Saturday, October 24 at the following Red Robin locations:


The shifts for the event will be between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come out, enjoy a delicious Red Robin Burger and “Tip-A-Cop.”

Bob Busse Memorial Golf Classic, November 16, Atlanta

Special Olympics Georgia once again proudly hosts the Bob Busse Memorial Golf Classic at a prestigious golf club in Sandy Springs on November 16. The event was originally scheduled for November 2, but inclement weather forced the postponement to November 16. With that in mind, you can still come out for a great day and support the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia!

If you would like more information on the hosting golf club, please click the link below.


Monday, November 16, 2015
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Registration
9:00 a.m. – Shotgun Start

This event promises to be a great way to spend your day.  Each year, this tournament grows and becomes better than the last.  This year, expect a great game of golf along with golf-course prizes, door prizes, a silent auction and wonderful reception all for the great cause of supporting Special Olympics Georgia and our inspirational athletes.

Visit www.BusseGolf2015.org for more information on Sponsorship and Registration

Click here for the flyer.

Prizes will be awarded for: Top Gross Team, Top Three Net Team, Closest to the Pin Prizes on all Par 3′s, Putting Contest

Each Golfer Will Receive: Tournament Gift Bag, Continental Breakfast, Lunch Reception with Special Olympics Athlete Speaker, Silent Auction

2017 State Indoor Winter Games, January 20-22, 2017

Special Olympics Georgia will host the 2017 State Indoor Winter Games on January 20-22, 2017.

Come join the 2800 athletes, coaches, and unified partners in Cobb County as they compete in basketball, bowling, floor hockey, artistic gymnastics, and powerlifting!

The Opening Ceremony will be held on Friday, January 20th at the Cobb Civic Center at 7:30pm and is open to the public.

For more information on Indoor Winter Games, view our fact sheet here, our official program book here and visit our event page, or contact David Crawford at david.crawford@specialolympicsga.org.

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Thomas Ritch at thomas.ritch@specialolympicsga.org.

If you would like to volunteer, go online to http://sogeorgia.vsyshost.com or contact Paul McNeil at paul.mcneil@specialolympicsga.org.

If you are media and would like more information about this event, please contact Meghan Daves at meghan.daves@specialolympicsga.org.