State Winter Games in Cobb County set for next weekend

Wendy Bigham

Senior Public Relations Manager
Special Olympics Georgia
Ph: 770-414-9390 ext.117
Fax: 770-216-8339

State Winter Games in Cobb County set for next weekend

ATLANTA – Jan.  15, 2015 – Athletes from all over the state will compete in Special Olympics Georgia’s State Indoor Winter Games at various venues in Cobb County Jan. 23-25.

Nearly 2,300 participants and unified partners will participate in the following sports competitions: basketball, bowling, floor hockey, gymnastics, and roller skating. Southeast Powerlifting is also being held during the weekend at the Marriott Hotel. The games are free and open to the public.

The Games’ Opening Ceremony is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 at Cobb Civic Center in Marietta. The Opening Ceremony Grand Marshal is three-time Super Bowl Champion and former San Francisco 49ers’ All-Pro center Randy Cross. He hosts “The Morning Show with Marc and Randy” weekdays on 92.9 The Game with Marc James.

Competitions will continue Saturday and Sunday at various locations, including Suwanee Sports Academy, Smyrna Community Center, Marietta Middle School, and the Cobb County Civic Center.

Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA)

SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for 26,702 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 friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. For more information visit