Two Special Olympics Georgia State Games Coming to North Georgia Oct. 11-13

 Two Special Olympics Georgia State Games Coming to North Georgia Oct. 11-13

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Oct. 8, 2013

ATLANTA, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Two Special Olympics Georgia
State Games will be held in North Georgia this weekend: the State Fall Games
and the State Horse Show.

Nearly 1,500 athletes will travel to Dalton for the State Fall Games to
compete in bocce, cycling, golf, long distance walking and running and
softball. In Gainesville, approximately 200 athletes will try to be the
state's best equestrian.

This is the third and final year that State Fall Games, presented by The
Rotary Club of Carpet City, will be in Dalton. Competition will be Friday,
Saturday and Sunday with medals being awarded throughout the weekend. Venues
will be located at Heritage Point Park, Knob North Golf Club and the downtown
Dalton Square for cycling.

This is the first year Chicopee Woods Agriculture Center in Gainesville has
hosted the State Horse Show, presented by The Boeing Company. Athletes will
compete in showmanship, dressage, English and Western riding, and riding
trails.

The games are free and open to the public. Awards will be given out throughout
the weekend. We hope you will come and be a fan in the stands!

If you would like to be a volunteer, contact
stephen.sparks@specialolympicsga.org or if you would like to make a donation
to either Games, contact celestine.hankerson@specialolympicsga.org.

For more information about the games and for a schedule, visit
www.specialolympicsga.org.

Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA)
SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety
of Olympic-type sports for nearly 25,878 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 Olympic
athletes and the community.

SOURCE Special Olympics Georgia

Website: http://www.specialolympicsga.org
 
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