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 Pluck, 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. 1106
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 24, 2018
Location: Acworth Beach, Acworth, GA
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.
Over the Edge
Date: May 5, 2018
Location: Overlook III Building, Vinings, GA
Description: Over the Edge is a fundraiser for all thrill seekers, who dare to test their bravery and take their support to new heights! Participants will raise $1,000 to rappel down the famous Overlook III Building in Vinings, taking in a perfect view of the Atlanta skyline. Awards are given out to the top fundraiser and the best costume.
Date: August 10, 2018
Location: Post Chastain Apartments, Atlanta, GA
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.
Location: The Patterson, 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: September 7, 2018
Location: Garland Mountain Sporting Clays, Waleska, GA
Description: The Shoot for Champions event is the 2017 Sporting Clay Charity Tournament, which takes place at the Garland Mountain Sporting Clays in Waleska. The event includes breakfast, lunch, ammunition, snacks, beverages, awards and a silent auction. Proceeds go directly to Special Olympics Georgia.
Busse Golf Tournament
Location: Roswell, Georgia
Description: Special Olympics Georgia once again proudly hosts the Bob Busse Golf Tournament, held in Roswell, GA. Each year, this tournament grows and becomes better than the last. In 2017, 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.