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State Winter Games in Cobb County set for Jan. 20-22
(Editor’s note: Reporters can contact Wendy Bigham at (404) 310-6846 if they need assistance during the weekend.)
Atlanta (Jan. 17) – Athletes from all over Georgia will compete in Special Olympics Georgia’s State Indoor Winter Games, sponsored by Stadion Money Management, in Cobb County this weekend.
About 2,800 participants – including athletes, coaches and unified partners — from all over Georgia will compete Jan. 20-22 at various locations in Cobb County. Athletes will compete in basketball, bowling, floor hockey, powerlifting, artistic gymnastics and roller skating. Southeast Powerlifting is also being held during the weekend at the Crowne Plaza on Powers Ferry. The games are free and open to the public.
The Games’ Opening Ceremony is at 7:30 p.m. at Cobb Civic Center in Marietta. At Opening Ceremony, every athlete and coach will wear red and white scarves knitted by volunteers from all over the country. The Opening Ceremony Grand Marshal is All-Star Guard Lindsey Harding of the Atlanta Dream.
Competitions will continue Saturday and Sunday at various locations, including The Cooler, Brunswick Zone, Marietta Middle School, and Cobb County Civic Center. The full schedule and a link to make a donation is available at www.SpecialOlympicsGA.org.
Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA)
SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for nearly 23,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. For more information visit www.SpecialOlympicsGA.org.