You could help raise funds for Special Olympics - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

You could help raise funds for Special Olympics

September 5, 2007

Albany--  With a few sips, you could help hundreds of Special Olympians go for the gold.  

Local organizers need to raise $50,000 for the 2007 State Fall Games here in Albany. So far they've raised about $30,000. A special beer and wine tasting event this Friday night will bring more money in.

Organizers say it's important to help give people with disabilities a chance to shine.

"This is such a wonderful, wonderful event. I can't say enough about it. These are great athletes. We will have hopefully about 1,500 athletes come to town along with their coaches and all and the money we raise, we actually fund their whole weekend here," said Fall Games Fundraising Chair Diane Urick-Slomka.

The beer and wine tasting will be held at Stonebridge Country Club from 6 to 9 Friday. Tickets are $25.  To purchase tickets for the event you can stop by The Clay Spot on Dawson Road or call 229-894-9914. 

To volunteer for the games, contact the Albany Department of Recreations and Parks.

feedback: news@walb.com?subject=FallGamesFundraiser

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Dougherty EMA hosts active shooter training

    Dougherty EMA hosts active shooter training

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:38 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:38:36 GMT
    Dougherty County's Emergency Management Agency along with state emergency and security officials hosted the active shooter response training. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County's Emergency Management Agency along with state emergency and security officials hosted the active shooter response training. (Source: WALB)

    After the country watched the latest school shooting unfold Friday, officials in Dougherty County hosted a training for people to learn how to respond to active shooting situations.

    More >>

    After the country watched the latest school shooting unfold Friday, officials in Dougherty County hosted a training for people to learn how to respond to active shooting situations.

    More >>
  • Fishing license required on GA waters

    Fishing license required on GA waters

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:15:25 GMT
    The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said anyone 16 and older must have a fishing license on public property. (Source: WALB)The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said anyone 16 and older must have a fishing license on public property. (Source: WALB)

    As it gets warmer fishing will likely pick up. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said there's a few things you need to know before heading out with your rod and reel this season.  

    More >>

    As it gets warmer fishing will likely pick up. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said there's a few things you need to know before heading out with your rod and reel this season.  

    More >>
  • Bacon Co. burglary suspect caught in woods

    Bacon Co. burglary suspect caught in woods

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:44:28 GMT
    Tim Taylor arrestedTim Taylor arrested

    Wednesday afternoon, Alma Police Department assisted the Bacon County Sheriff’s Office with a ‘burglary in-progress’ call on Corinth Church Road.  

    More >>

    Wednesday afternoon, Alma Police Department assisted the Bacon County Sheriff’s Office with a ‘burglary in-progress’ call on Corinth Church Road.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly