Be a Fan: State Winter Games in Cobb County set for this weekend

Jan 21, 2014, 17:33 ET from Special Olympics Georgia

ATLANTA, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Athletes from all over Georgia will compete in Special Olympics Georgia's State Indoor Winter Games at various venues in Cobb County this weekend.

Approximately 3,000 participants – including athletes, coaches and unified partners -- from all over Georgia will compete Jan. 24-26 at various locations in Cobb County. Athletes will compete in basketball, bowling, floor hockey, gymnastics, powerlifting, and roller skating. Southeast Powerlifting is also being held during the weekend at the Courtyard/Marriott Hotel. The games are free and open to the public.

The Games' Opening Ceremony is at 7:30 p.m. at Cobb Civic Center in Marietta. The Opening Ceremony Grand Marshals are Michael Haynes, former wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons and Terrance Trammell, two-time Olympic Track and Field silver medalist.  

Competitions will continue Saturday and Sunday at various locations, including All Tournaments Players Park, Smyrna Community Center, Marietta Middle School, and the Cobb County Civic Center. Click here for a full schedule of competitions or visit

Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA)
SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for 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 Olympics athletes and the community. For more information visit

SOURCE Special Olympics Georgia