Special Olympics at UGA is a nonprofit that serves individuals in the Athens-Clarke County community through direct hands-on service as well as fundraising. On a weekly basis we have adaptive PE classes at the ACC schools and gymnastics and basketball practices to prepare the athletes for the winter games. A couple of our big events each year include prom, baseball, and an Easter egg hunt. We also do monthly social groups with adults who have graduated out of the school system, and we put on events such as movie nights and cookouts. All fundraising profits go directly towards Athens-Clarke County to help pay for equipment, transportation, and registration so we can send our athletes to the State Games. Thank you so much for your support!
Personal Message from Cherie:
When I decided to come to the University of Georgia, I knew that I wanted to join a club that focused on sports, inclusivity, and relationships- three of my favorite things! Our Special Olympics program does just that by serving the athletes within the Athens-Clarke County area. Whether it's getting to know our athletes that have already graduated at social groups, or practicing gymnastics skills alongside our current athletes, I couldn't love being a small part of this organization any more. All donations will go directly into the hands of our atheltes to prepare them for their winter games, help us improve their practices and promote a culture that fully supports inclusivity. Thank you for your support with our cause & GO DAWGS!