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, Art Auction, Bocce tournaments, Building Sits, Treadmill Walks, and Sailing Regattas.
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 16, 2013
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: June 22, 2013
Location: Six Flags White Water
Description: The Duck Derby is one of Atlanta’s most unique events! On June 24th, supporters will gather to watch thousands of yellow rubber ducks race in the Little Hooch Lazy River at Six Flags White Water in Marietta. 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 10, 2013
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.
Date: September 6-8, 2013
Location: Sunrise Cove Marina, Lake Lanier
Description: Set Sail for Champions! Each year, Special Olympics Georgia is fortunate to partner with the Southern Sailing Club to host our annual Open Sailing Regatta – Sail for Champions. It is a three day event held at Sunrise Cove Marina on Lake Lanier. Skipper’s are asked to raise the minimum of $250 to enter their vessels; many of which go above and beyond for the chance to win the Grand Prize for the most fundraising dollars raised. The regatta features a Sponsor Boat for race viewing, a Skipper Reception and dance on Saturday night, Raffle Prizes, Door Prizes and much more!
Busse Golf Tournament
Date: November 4, 2013
Location: A Private Golf and Country Club in Sandy Springs, Georgia
Description: Special Olympics Georgia once 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 2011, 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.