Thursday, January 17, 2008

Athletes around the state compete in Cobb County at State Indoor Winter Games

Athletes from all over Georgia will compete in Special Olympics Georgia’s State Indoor Games this weekend.

More than 2,000 participants from all over Georgia will compete in Special Olympics State Indoor Winter Games Jan. 18-20 at various locations in Cobb County. Athletes will compete in basketball, bowling, floor hockey, ice skating, power lifting, artistic gymnastics and roller skating.

The games, which are free and open to the public, begin Friday with the Opening Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. at Cobb Civic Center in Marietta.

Competition will be Saturday and Sunday at various locations, including AMF Marietta Lanes, Brunswick Zone, Marietta Ice Center, Marietta Middle School, Marietta 6th Grade Academy Cobb County Civic Center and Velocity Sports in Roswell. The public is invited to be “Fans in the Stands” and cheer on athletes with supportive signs and posters.

Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA)
SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for nearly 23,000 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

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