"Let me win.
But if I cannot win,
let me be brave in the attempt."
-Special Olympics Athlete Oath
A New Home for SOGA
Since the first Special Olympic Games in Georgia, thousands of residents have seen an improved quality of life through their participation in SOGA’s athletic programs. We are steadily increasing the number of athletes served each year and are ready to make the experience deeper and more enriching for more athletes of all abilities.
The current Atlanta office space, however, is too small to support the organization’s mission, staff, and programs. The 8,100-sq.-ft. leased office space not only limits operational efficiencies, but it also increases in cost each year with rent payments representing lost dollars that could be invested into the organization’s future and athletes.
Through a $5.5 million capital campaign, we will transform property into Training for Life: Sports Lab & Center. The new facility will be uniquely designed to provide a fully-equipped sports lab and a gymnasium to offer on-site training for athletes, as well as the administrative space and support needed for its expanding network of volunteers and staff. A successful campaign will enable SOGA to help make Georgia a state where citizens of all abilities are valued and live life to the fullest.
At Training for Life: Sports Lab & Center, our doors will be open to all athletes, their families, volunteers, and supporters. We will provide meaningful and impactful training, education, awareness and friendship through our common denominator, sport.
The mission of Special Olympics Georgia is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympics-type sports for all 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 friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Georgia Milton-Sheats, CEO
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