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: