Special Olympics Georgia to Host 2018 State Summer Games at Emory University
Over 3,000 Athletes Gather to Compete in Eight Different Sports
May 17, 2018, 02:48 ET
ATLANTA, May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Georgia today unveiled details surrounding its upcoming 2018 State Summer Games, which is set to take place at Emory University May 18 – May 20. As the largest State Games of the year, the 2018 State Summer Games will provide competition for athletes in athletics, flag football, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.
"We have been anticipating our 30th year of competition at the State Summer Games," said Georgia Milton-Sheats, Chief Executive Officer at Special Olympics Georgia. "We look forward to seeing athletes, coaches, Unified Partners and fans come together to celebrate victories, weeks of hard work and athletic abilities."
Admission is free for all events at the State Summer Games, and local residents and Special Olympics Georgia fans are invited to come out and cheer on the athletes throughout the weekend. Opening Ceremony is scheduled for Friday evening, May 18 at Emory University's McDonough Field. The Parade of Athletes will be led by Grand Marshal, former Philadelphia Eagle and current host of 92.9 The Game's "Fricke and Douglas", Hugh Douglas. Ken Rodriguez of Fox 5 TV will be attending the ceremony as Master of Ceremony.
About Special Olympics Georgia
SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for 26,460 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 www.specialolympicsga.org.
SOURCE Special Olympics Georgia
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