Wendy Bigham
Senior Public Relations Manager
Special Olympics Georgia
Ph: 770-414-9390 ext.117
Fax: 770-216-8339

Special Olympics Georgia State Fall Games, State Horse Show Comes to Hall County for its First of Three Years

Atlanta – May 6 – As Special Olympics Georgia prepares to bring approximately 2,000 athletes, coaches and their families from across the state for the first time to Hall County October 10-12 for State Fall Games; the organization needs much community support to make the games successful. The area will also host its second State Horse Show that weekend featuring more than 300 athletes aiming to be the state’s top equestrian.

“Special Olympics Georgia is excited to come to Gainesville for the State Fall Games and the State Horse Show. We extend an invitation to all in the community to come out and support the athletes. We hope that individuals and businesses alike will consider making a donation to support the games,” says SOGA’s CEO Georgia Milton-Sheats. Make a donation to support athletes competing at State Fall Games.

This summer, SOGA asks area businesses to consider various levels of sponsorship to help provide for the weekend-long competition. Gifts of any amount would help cover more than $175,474 in expenses associated with housing, meals, sports equipment, transportation, facility rental, awards and medals.

State Fall Games competitions in bocce, cycling, golf and softball will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday with medals being awarded throughout the weekend. Watch a story about Fall Games athlete  Daniel and his family’s experience at State Fall Games. Venues will be located at North Hall Park, Laurel Park, and Chicopee Woods Golf Course. The State Horse Show will be held at Chicopee Woods Agriculture Center that weekend.

For more information about both games and for schedules, visit
Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA).

SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for nearly 26,702 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 Olympic athletes and the community.