|Enjoy a Rolling Hills Bike Ride April 28Take The Inaugural Ride to Inspire Cycling Event to be held in Cartersville, Ga. Saturday April 28, benefiting Special Olympics and Camp Inspire.The event will take place in the beautiful rolling hills of North
Georgia. The fully sagged rides begin and ends at The Anheuser Busch Brewery located 100 Busch Drive in Cartersville, with live
entertainment and a wonderful meal at the finish.
There are four routes mapped out with distances of 15, 31, 48 and 66 miles and with fully stocked rest stops every 10 – 12 miles. There is a ride for all abilities. Register for $25 and collect at least $100 in pledges. Sign up today.
See Cops on Doughnut Shops
Officers will take to the roofs of Atlanta’s ninth annual
Bocce Tourney April 29 at Brio’s
La Societa Italiana hosts a bocce tournament at Brio Tuscan Grill behind
We’re going to Chili’s May 9!
Have a meal at any Chili’s (excluding locations at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and Discover Mills) and 10 percent of that day’s sales will go back to Special Olympics Georgia. Take the night off from cooking and raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia. Note:
|Go Over the Edge
Are you brave and courageous like our athletes? Do you like to push the
limits? Sign up here to Go Over The Edge April 21 at The Overlook III in Atlanta and raise much needed funds for the 24,470 athletes of Special Olympics Georgia! Afraid of heights? You and your co-workers could raise $1,500 to send your boss Over the Edge. For more information, contact Amber Mullins at Amber.Mullins@SpecialOlympicsGA.org
or call (770) 414-9390 ext. 105.
|Rubber Duckies Need Adopting
Adopt a duck today in the 7th Annual Duck Derby and you’ll help
provide more opportunities to Special Olympics athletes. For a $5 or more donation, a prize number will be assigned to a duck and entered in
your name. Then on Friday, June 22, 10,000 yellow rubber ducks will race
at Six Flags White Water. If your duck is one of the first to cross
the finish line, you could win fabulous prizes — like a trip to Mandalay
Bay & Resort in Las Vegas, NV, a Macy’s shopping spree, season passes to White Water, a Publix gift card, or an Amazon Kindle Fire! Thank you to our sponsors Kids ‘R’ Kids International, Allconnect, Rooms To Go Children’s Fund, Atlanta Arms & Ammo, LAZ Parking, Whitaker Oil Company, Walmart, Ridgeline Counseling, Risk Placement Services, Precision Aviation Group, Dobbins Thrift Shoppe, Highwoods Properties, Sherwin-Williams, de Courcy & Company, Dale Massey – State Farm Insurance, Craig Automotive. Also, thank
you to our media partner, 94.9 The Bull. April 21: Black Tie Gala at The Vinings Club Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, a surf and turf dinner and dancing at The Vinings Club overlooking the lights of downtown. The gala is hosted by The Knights of Columbus of Georgia and benefits Special Olympics Georgia. Click here
for more information.
|April Athlete of the Month- Alex Jordan
Alex Jordan is a senior at Union County High School. He is the embodiment of our Athlete’s Oath “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt”. He competes
in basketball, bowling and athletics. His favorite sport to compete in is basketball. At the Union County Winter Games last December, he earned several medals during the Individual Skills Competition.At his high school, Alex serves as manager for the Varsity Football Team and exudes school spirit. He was recently voted Union County’s #1 fan by the entire student body and administration. Union County went as far as to get his photo put on the front of a Wheaties box. The cereal box is displayed in the front office of Union County High School.Alex has overcome many obstacles related to his Cerebral Palsy over the years. With his “never-quit” attitude, he always wears a smile on his face. Alex is an inspiration and encouragement to everyone around him. “Alex’s enthusiasm and positive attitude is contagious; we should all be more like him,” bragged Union County Parent Mentor Becky Tracy.
Sponsor of the Month
AutoTrader.com believes in the power of participation and knows that
“AutoTrader.com truly values our partnership with Special Olympics
AutoTrader.com’s continued support of Special Olympics Georgia is greatly appreciated, and it is a partnership that we value and hold in high regard. Thank you AutoTrader.com!
Volunteer of the Month: Kathy Straughan
Kathy Straughan has been volunteering with Special Olympics Georgia for over 20 years, as a coach and as the chairperson of the Gwinnett County Management Team. Like all great volunteers, she knows that the most important goal as a SOGA volunteer is
Throughout her years with SOGA, Kathy follows all Special Olympics rules, policies and guidelines, making sure each are reinforced by all her volunteers. Volunteers like Kathy, who set a true example for all Special Olympics volunteers, are essential assets to Special Olympics Georgia because they help make the program a success for not only other volunteers but to the athletes as well.
Because of her professionalism and integrity to SOGA, Kathy has been chosen as the April Volunteer of the Month. Thank you Kathy for all you do.
Over the Edge, Atlanta
Knights of Columbus “Get Inspired
Flag Football Volunteer
Gymnastics, Badminton, Tennis and
New York Prime: April 22 proceeds go to SOGA
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Athletes play at half-time Saturday at Atlanta Silverbacks game
Come to the Atlanta Silverbacks season opener against the San Antonio Scorpions, Saturday, April 7 and see Special Olympics Georgia athletes play during half-time. Participants of March 31′s Silverbacks clinic received a free ticket to the game, compliments of Morgan’s Wonderland, a San Antonio-based family fun park for people with special needs. Tickets cost $10 and up, call Joey Timbers at (404) 410-7437 for tickets.
Attention Coaches: Take the Principles of
The Online POC Course is designed for the next level beyond entry-level certification. It takes about 25 hours to complete and costs $35, and it can be extended to six months to take.
Lilburn Police Hold Tennis Tourney
The Lilburn Police Department holds tennis tourney called “Swinging for Special Olympics: Round Robin Tennis Tournament,” Saturday, April 28 at the City of Lilburn Police Department Tennis Courts. Costs $30 per person to enter and $20 if you register before April 17.
Enjoyed the Polar Plunge? Get your
Email Danny.Knight@SpecialOlympicsGA.org for your shirt.