Contact:                                                                    Contact:
Wendy Bigham                                                          Katie Crumley
Senior Public Relations Manager                          Public Information Officer
Special Olympics Georgia                                       Hall County Government     
Ph: 770-414-9390 ext.117                                       Ph: 770-297-5504
Fax: 770-216-8339                                                   Fax: 770-531-3972

Media Alert

Special Olympics Georgia plans a state competition in Hall County, a boost in area’s economy

WHAT:     Representatives of Special Olympics Georgia and Hall County officials will announce a Special Olympics state competition to be held October 10-12, 2014 in the area. That weekend Hall County will also host Special Olympics Georgia’s State Horse Show for the second consecutive year at Chicopee Agriculture Center. Both games, where nearly 2,300 athletes and coaches will travel across the state to attend, is expected to benefit the area’s economic development; with a boost for retailers and hoteliers.

WHO:      Georgia Milton-Sheats, Special Olympics Georgia CEO
Athlete of Hall County
Wes Perry, Sales Manager of Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors’  Bureau
Representative of the Hall County Board of Commissioners

WHEN:    11 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2013

WHERE:  North Hall Park, Hall County Parks and Leisure Services, 4175 Nopone Road, Gainesville, GA 30506.

Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA)
SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for 25,878 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 friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community. For more information, visit