Special Olympics Forsyth County
Is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual & physical disabilities with ~4.6 million Athletes in 170 Countries.
The Mission is provide year-round sports, training, and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children & adults with intellectual disabilities .
The Goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society.,
Forsyth County has ~500 Athletes and ~150 of these Athletes participate in Georgia State Games, ages 8 to 80.
100% of proceeds are used to support Forsyth County Program
All Board Members and Coaches are Volunteers
Forsyth offers year-round sports such as Aquatics, Basketball, Bowling, Bocce, Equestrian, Floor Hockey, Powerlifting & Softball
We are responsible for securing facilities for practices, providing equipment & uniforms, along with training Athletes to compete in State Games for competition. Typical peers may play with Athletes in some sports.
Athletes compete in Georgia State Games & are held in the Summer, Fall and Winter. Spring Games are held locally (at Central High School)
Annual fund-raising events: Battle of the Bats, Battle of the Backboards, High School Car Wash & 5K Race