Let’s get ready for March 4th’s, Spread the Word to End the Word™ Day and build awareness for society to stop and think about it’s use of the R-word.
Use of that R-word, “retard” or “retarded,” is hurtful and painful and whether intended or not, is a form of bullying. Most people don’t think of this word as hate speech, but that’s exactly what it feels like to millions of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and friends. The R-word is just as cruel and offensive as any other slur. Visit www.r-word.org to make your pledge today. Eliminating the use of this word is a step toward respect.
To local programs: We look forward to hearing about what you have planned for the day. Check out this link for activity ideas and resources including poster templates, images, T-shirt designs.
Click here for the 2015 flyer that you can print or send to friends and colleagues.
We’re going to Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery Saturday, Dec. 27th for the Max Lager’s “Give Back Day,” where 10% of the day’s proceeds go back to Special Olympics Georgia. Come with us!
Max Lager’s is located at 320 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30308
Opens at 11:30 a.m. and closes at 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
Click here for the flyer.
About Max Lager’s:
Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery is the oldest independent brewery restaurant in Atlanta and is known widely for its wood-fired cuisine and freshly brewed beers. Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery is locally owned and operated. The proprietors are a group of family and close friends who own Max Lager’s through Brewed to Serve Restaurant Group, Inc.
Awards and Accolades:
–Best Place in Atlanta for the Beer Connoisseur – Atlanta Magazine
–2011 Winner Great for Lunch – Diners’ Choice Atlanta
–2010 Winner Good for Groups – Diners’ Choice Atlanta
—Atlanta Journal Constitution: “No one in the area is brewing bolder, more interesting beers than John Roberts . . . of Max Lager’s.”
For more information, contact Wendy.Bigham@specialolympicsga.org.
Announcing the winners of the 2015 SOGA Duck Pluck
First Place – Caroline B.
Second Place – Maysal P.
Third Place – Chandra S.
Fourth Place – Laura H.
Fifth Place – Kimberly H.
Our thanks to the following sponsors for making the 2015 SOGA Duck Pluck a rousing success:
– Kids ‘R Kids Learning Academies
– Rooms To Go Children’s Fund
– LAZ Parking
– Whitaker Oil Company
– Precision Aviation Group
– Dobbins Thrift Shoppe
– Atlanta Arms
– Highwood Properties
– Craig Automotive
– Dale Massey – State Farm Insurance
– North Georgia Replacement Windows
– Post Apartment Homes
– Star 94
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 for more information about sponsoring the Unified Relay Across America. Contact Lucy Faxon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Drop and Give Me 10!
Accept the challenge and help Special Olympics Georgia athletes overcome the odds!
TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE:
1. Accept the challenge to complete 10 pushups.
2. Film and post your pushups on Facebook
and challenge your friends and family to do the same.
3. Tag @Special Olympics Georgia and the people you are challenging.
4. Visit www.DropandGiveMe10.org to finish the drill and donate
$10 or more to Special Olympics Georgia programs!
Visit www.DropandGiveMe10.org for more information!
For more information contact Kristin Hill.
Looking to start shopping for the holidays? Omaha Steaks is hosting a “Steaks for Good Campaign” for SOGA for the month of November. Visit www.steaksforgood.com/SOGeorgia to order your steaks and 10% of the sales will be given back to Special Olympics Georgia!