ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Georgia is proud to present the 2019 State Indoor Winter Games and Southeast Powerlifting Competition, held Friday, January 11 through Sunday, January 13 at various locations across Cobb and Bartow Counties.
Athletes from Georgia will come together for some friendly competition in basketball, bowling, floor hockey, gymnastics and powerlifting. The organization's athletes participating in powerlifting will then be joined by athletes from Special Olympics Alabama, Special Olympics Florida and Special Olympics South Carolina to compete in a variety of powerlifting events.
"We are so excited to welcome and be reunited with our teammates, competitors and friends from Alabama, Florida and South Carolina," commented Georgia Milton-Sheats, CEO of Special Olympics Georgia. "As our athletes compete throughout the weekend, we are excited to share and include all in our dedication, sportsmanship, comradery and community."
The Games' Opening Ceremony will take place on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Cobb County Civic Center. Area radio personality Moby will return as the Master of Ceremonies, while the Grand Marshals will be athletes, coaches and Unified Partners that have been prestigiously chosen from Special Olympics Georgia as representatives of the United States at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi in March.
Competitions will take place throughout day on Friday and Saturday at various locations. Should any events be postponed or delayed, competition will take place on Sunday. The venues include: Cobb Gymnastics Center (gymnastics), Salvation Army (floor hockey), Lakepoint Sports Complex (traditional team basketball, unified team basketball, 3-on-3 basketball, basketball team skills), Smyrna Community Center (basketball individual skills), Brunswick Zone Austell and Bowlero Marietta (bowling) and Cobb County Civic Center (powerlifting).
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