State Summer Games May 19-21

“Be a Fan. Bring out the Champion in Everyone.”

Special Olympics Georgia State Summer Games
May 19-21

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Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) will host its annual State Summer Games for almost 3,000 athletes, coaches, and unified partners on May 19-21 at Emory University.

Athletes will compete in aquatics, athletics, flag football, gymnastics, soccer, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball, with medals awarded throughout the weekend.

We are looking forward to our 29th State Summer Games held at the beautiful Emory University campus.  It is so joyful as the vans, buses and cars roll in for the weekend filled with well-trained athletes ready for their weekend to compete and shine.  I invite you and your family and friends to come out to the Games and be a Fan in the Stands,” said SOGA CEO Georgia Milton-Sheats.

Leading up to games, law enforcement officers from agencies all over Georgia have teamed up with SOGA in a 1,000-mile torch relay across the state leading up to the State Summer Games. The “Flame of Hope” will light the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony to signify the opening of the games.

Click here to make a donation and help sponsor a Summer Games athlete

Click here to view the 2017 State Summer Games fact sheet.

Click here to view the Athletics Venue Notice

The games are free and open to the public.  Parking is free at Peavine Parking deck. 


Thank you to our 2017 State Summer Games Sponsors:


2017 Masters Bowling Tournament, August 18-20, Warner Robins, GA


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.

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We hope to see you at the Games!

2016 State Horse Show, October 7-9, Gainesville, Ga

Join Special Olympics Georgia for our 2016 State Horse Show being held October 7-9, in Gainesville, Ga.  We will be hosting over 300 athletes from across the state of Georgia, who will compete in Horsemanship/Equitation, Showmanship, Unified Drill Team, and Western Riding. The event will take place over three days at  the Chicopee Woods Agriculture Center, located at 1855 Calvary Church Rd. Gainesville, Ga 30507. For more information about how you can get involved as a sponsor please contact Meghan Daves, or to volunteer contact Alison Still.

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We hope to see you at the games!


Shoot For Champions, September 8th, Garland Mountain Sporting Clays

Come join Special Olympics Georgia for their 4th Annual Shoot for Champions Clay Shoot Fundraiser on Friday, September 8th at Garand Mountain Sporting Clays.

This event will host nearly 100 shooters who will compete in a beautiful 15 station course in Waleska, Georgia. So please come out for a great day of shooting, five stand games, a silent auction, awards and a lunch reception.

For more information on the event or sponsoring Shoot for Champions please contact Thomas Ritch at Thomas.ritch@specialolympicsga.orgClick here to register online.

Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

Special Thanks to Our Shoot For Champions Sponsors: