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Athletes Around The State Compete In Dalton At State Fall Games, Sponsored By The Rotary Club of Carpet City

DALTON, Ga., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  More than 2,000 athletes from around the state will compete in various sports at the State Fall Games, presented by The Rotary Club of Carpet City, in Dalton Oct. 12-14. This is the second of three years Fall Games will be in the city.

The Games will feature:

  • Long Distance Running/Walking
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Bocce 

The games will begin with the Opening Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 at Dalton Trade Center. All events and ceremonies are free and open to the public, so bring the whole family and "Be a Fan." 

Competition will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday with medals being awarded throughout the weekend. Venues will be located at Heritage Point Park, Knob North Golf Club and the downtown Dalton Square. A schedule is available at Olympic Town, the center of celebration of Fall Games, will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13  at Heritage Point Park. Olympic Town goers will enjoy arts and crafts, and music.

Official Fall Games sponsors are ALROL of America, AXA Advisors, The Bennett Thrasher Foundation, Carpet Capital Running Club, Controlled Products, Cycle Tex, The Daily Citizen, Dalton Parks and Recreation, Engineered Floors, Idealease, Kaiser Permanente, Knights of Columbus, Marketing Alliance Group, Mix 104.5, QT, SYSCO, Rock Bridge Community Church, RR Donnelley, Shaw Industries Group, Textile Rubber and Chemical Company, The Solstice Foundation, Turner Broadcasting System and Wells Fargo.

The Mission of Special Olympics Georgia
To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for 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 Olympic athletes and the community. For more information on Special Olympics Georgia, visit

SOURCE Special Olympics Georgia