Special Olympics Georgia hosts numerous Special Events throughout the year to help raise additional funds and awareness for our athletes. Events range in size and type, and there is sure to be something for everyone. From Golf Tournaments, Duck Derby, Building Sits, Treadmill Walks, and Charity Clay Shoot.
If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor of any of these events, please contact:
770-404-9390 ext. 106
Law Enforcement Torch Run
Date: Year Round
Location: Throughout Georgia
Description: Law Enforcement agencies across the State of Georgia join forces and unite for the cause as they raise funds and awareness for the athletes. This is the largest grass-roots movement of the Special Olympics programs and raised over $35M worldwide in 2009. In Georgia, officers participate year round through selling merchandise, Cops on Doughnut Shops, Treadmill walks, softball tournaments, Golf Tournaments, and much more. You name it and they’ll do it all in the name of Special Olympics!
Date: February 20, 2016
Location: Lake Lanier Islands Beach & WaterPark
Description: In a nutshell, participants collect pledges from friends and family in exchange for the opportunity to jump into icy waters in the middle of winter! Anyone with a little guts and a warm heart wanting to help show their support is welcome to participate.
Date: August 12, 2016
Description: The Duck Derby is one of Atlanta’s most unique events! On August 12, supporters will gather to watch thousands of yellow rubber ducks get plucked from Post Chastain Pool. We will be selling duck adoptions throughout Metro-Atlanta until the day of the race. This is a phenomenal community event that will not only raise funds for Special Olympics Georgia, but also will build great awareness and brand loyalty for our supporters. Funds raised from the duck adoptions will go directly to support the year-round sports training and competition programs of Special Olympics Georgia.
Date: August 20, 2016
Location: Valdosta, GA
Description: Guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and a variety of wine and spirits as they mix and mingle with members of the community, as well as Special Olympics Georgia athletes from Valdosta. There will be a silent auction and wonderful live entertainment, as well.
Shoot for Champions
Date: August 25, 2016
Description: The Shoot for Champions event is the 2016 Sporting Clay Charity Tournament, which takes place at the Foxhall Resort in Douglasville. The event includes breakfast, lunch, ammunition, snacks, beverages, awards and a silent auction. Proceeds go directly to Special Olympics Georgia.
Strike the R-Word
Date: September, 2016 (TBA)
Description: The Strike the R-word event is a bowling fundraiser for Special Olympics Georgia that helps raise awareness on how the R-word can be degrading not just to those with intellectual disabilities, but also their families and friends. The event takes place a Bowlmor Lanes in Atlanta and bowlers enjoy food, drinks, goody bags, a t-shirt and a spectacular silent auction. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded to the top three bowlers. The event was founded by former Atlanta Hawks forward Marvin Williams.
Busse Golf Tournament
Date: November 7, 2016
Location: A Private Golf and Country Club in Sandy Springs, Georgia
Description: Special Olympics Georgia once again proudly hosts the Bob Busse Golf Tournament, held at a private golf and country club in Sandy Springs. Each year, this tournament grows and becomes better than the last. In 2016, one can expect a great game of golf along with golf-course prizes, raffle and door prizes, a silent auction and wonderful reception all for the great cause of supporting Special Olympics Georgia and our inspirational athletes.