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

Oct 08, 2013, 15:40 ET from Special Olympics Georgia

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 or if you would like to make a donation to either Games, contact

For more information about the games and for a schedule, visit

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