Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cheer on Special Olympics Athletes Competing at State Indoor Winter Games in Cobb County

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Athletes from all over Georgia will compete in Special Olympics Georgia's State Indoor Games in Marietta this weekend.

More than 2,000 participants from all over Georgia will compete in Special Olympics State Indoor Winter Games Jan. 16-18 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 morning with the ice skating competition at The Cooler and Opening Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. at Cobb Civic Center in Marietta.

Competition will continue Saturday and Sunday at various locations, including AMF Marietta Lanes, Brunswick Zone, The Cooler, Marietta Middle School, Marietta 6th Grade Academy and Cobb County Civic Center.

The full schedule is available at www.SpecialOlympicsGA.org.

The public is invited to be "Fans in the Stands" and cheer on athletes with supportive signs and posters.

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