The 2nd-annual St. Peter Chanel 5K Run/Walk is set for the Saturday before Thanksgiving – November 21. Join us at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church in Roswell to raise money for Special Olympics Georgia. The 3.1-mile course features flat roads and a scenic, rolling trail. Registration includes a long-sleeved tech shirt and a post-race party. Visit https://5k.supportourprojects.com for more details.
Due to the predicted incoming inclement weather that is scheduled to hit the metro Atlanta area Friday afternoon, evening and night, there have been some changes and adjustments to the schedule of this weekend’s Special Olympics Georgia 2016 State Indoor Winter Games in Cobb County.
New State Indoor Winter Games Schedule – Saturday/Sunday, Jan. 23/24
Artistic Gymnastics – Cobb Gymnastics Center – 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Bowling – Brunswick Zone Austell – Check-in: 8:30 am. – Competition – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bowling – Marietta AMF Lanes – Check-in: 8:30 am. – Competition – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Basketball Individual Skills – Fair Oaks Recreation Center – 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Powerlifting – Marriott – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Traditional Team Basketball – Lawrence Street Recreation Center – 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Unified Team Basketball – Smyrna Community Center
Roller Skating – Sparkles Smyrna – Check-in: 7:00 am. – Competition – 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Traditional Team Basketball – Salvation Army – 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
3-on-3 Basketball – Windy Hill Athletic Club – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Basketball Team Skills – Ward Recreation Center – 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Traditional Team Basketball – Ward Recreation Center – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Floor Hockey – Fair Oaks Recreation Center – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Traditional Team Basketball – Smyrna Community Center – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Traditional Team Basketball – Lawrence Street Recreation Center – TBD
- Friday’s scheduled Opening Ceremony at McEachern High School has been cancelled.
- Saturday’s Olympic Town, originally scheduled to be at Marietta Middle School, has been cancelled.
- Saturday’s Healthy Athletes program, originally scheduled to be at Marietta Middle School, has been cancelled.
We will have more details on this weekend’s State Indoor Winter Games as they become available.
At the beginning of each year, from January 2 – January 23, millions of paper torch icons are distributed to Publix Supermarkets and sold for a $1, $3 or $5 donation at the register, with the proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA). In 2015, SOGA received approximately $614,000 from this three-week promotion! Designed to raise awareness of SOGA, this promotion is in collaboration with Publix sponsorship of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR).
Publix’s support of this program is particularly unique because many of SOGA’s athletes are employed at various Publix locations throughout the state. The LETR involves more than 1,000 law enforcement officers from over 100 agencies who take part in various runs spanning two weeks in May in which they pass the Special Olympics Georgia “Flame of Hope” across the State. All of the relays converge at Emory University (Atlanta) during the State Summer Games Opening Ceremony. The LETR is the largest annual fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Georgia with Publix being the longest and largest single donor to the program.
So come and support your Special Olympics Georgia athletes by purchasing your “Torch’ icons at all Publix store January 2 – 23, 2016. Thank you Georgia for your support!
Come Join Special Olympics Georgia for our annual State Indoor Winter Games being held in Cobb County January 22-24. Over 1,800 athletes from across the state of Georgia will participate in Basketball, Floor Hockey, Gymnastics, Bowling, and Roller Skating. For sponsorship information for this amazing event please contact Thomas Ritch, and for more information on how to attend or volunteer take a look at our Fact Sheet.
We hope to see you out for the Games!
State Indoor Winter Games Official Sponsors
Ever wondered if you had what it takes to be fearless and face new challenges head-on? Well, here’s your chance! The fifth annual Over the Edge will be Saturday, May 7! Join other “edgers” who are brave enough to raise $1,000 to rappel over the edge of the 22-story Overlook III Building (2859 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30339) for Special Olympics Georgia. Over the Edge is the largest fundraising effort benefitting Special Olympics. Last year alone, the event made over $183,000! SOGA is looking for a few good men and women 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 athletes experience every day. If you are interested in participating, becoming a sponsor or would like more information, please contact Kristin Hill at 770-414-9390 ext. 105 or by email: email@example.com. To register for Over the Edge, please visit www.oteatlanta2016.com.
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Toss Your Boss Sponsor
For the 34th year, GEICO is organizing and hosting a benefit for Special Olympics Georgia. This year’s event is a 5K/1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 13 at 8 am on the GEICO Campus in Macon. GEICO’s goal is to raise $100,000. All participants will receive a t-shirt.
Thank you to everyone who supported Special Olympics Georgia by donating $5 or more to participate in the 2016 Duck Pluck!
Because of the generous support and involvement in this year’s Duck Pluck, Special Olympics Georgia was able to have over 8,600 ducks adopted, raising over $43,000 for our 27,110 athletes statewide.
We are pleased to announce the 5 winners of the 2016 Duck Pluck:
1st Place: Beth B.
2nd Place: Planner’s Engineers
3rd: Aisha A.
4th: Anthony P.
5th: Judi O.
For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Susan Skolnick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-414-9390 x111
TITLE TOWN TASTING
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Mathis Municipal Auditorium
2300 North Ashley St.
Valdosta, GA 31602
Featured will be presentations by Valdosta Special Olympics Athletes & live music by two local artists. The evening will also include a great silent auction, drinks & hors d’oeuvres, & a chance to win free prizes.
All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Georgia, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Tickets purchased before the event: $30 per person or $50 per couple
Purchased at the door:$35 per person or $60 per couple
To purchase tickets, make a donation, or for more information,
please contact Alison Still (229)712-9973 or at email@example.com.
Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!
Register for the 2016 Shoot for Champions!
Secure your spot for the Sporting Clay Charity Tournament, the 2016 Shoot for Champions, Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in Douglasville. This event benefits the 27,110 athletes of Special Olympics Georgia. The cost is $425 per individual and includes breakfast, lunch, shells, snacks, beverages and awards. Click here for the flyer.
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.
We hope to see you at the Games!