Birdsey Group sends their Technology Manager over the edge.
By giving generously to Special Olympics Georgia, through the Over the Edge fundraiser, Birdsey Group secured a spot for Darren Kudick to repel down a 20 story building in Buckhead, GA.
Special Olympics Georgia provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
- It costs approximately $100 to send one athlete to one state game and $170 for one athlete to attend athlete camp. Special Olympics Georgia provides all services at no charge to its participants.
- Special Olympics Georgia has been an organization since 1970 with its first games being held in Atlanta with about 500 athletes.
- Special Olympics Georgia has more than 24,000 volunteers across the state.
- Special Olympics Georgia serves over 25,878 athletes each year!
- Not only does Special Olympics Georgia help individuals with intellectual disabilities in Georgia, over 1.7 million athletes participate in Special Olympics activities in 150 countries!
- Special Olympics Georgia provides opportunities to improve health and fitness through dental, vision, foot, hearing and general health screenings. Physicians and healthcare professionals provide these services at no cost to Special Olympics Georgia athletes at our State Games.
- Special Olympics Georgia provides programming for individuals with and without intellectual disabilities through Project UNIFY in schools throughout Georgia. Athletes with intellectual disabilities pair with persons without disabilities and form teams for training and competition. Unified Sports integrates Special Olympics Georgia athletes with other athletes to build self-esteem and increase understanding of persons with different abilities.
- Young Athletes, an innovative sports play program designed for early childhood intervention, seeks to strengthen self-esteem and physical development for children with intellectual disabilities ages 2-7 years old.