New Combined Office and Sports Facility Will Create a Hub for Special Olympics’ Athletes, Volunteers, and Staff
For decades, the Special Olympics has transformed the lives of intellectually disabled athletes through the joy of sport, helping them find confidence and fulfillment on and off the field.
The Special Olympics team in Georgia (SOGA) operates out of an office park in northeast Atlanta where there is no space for athletes to train or to host competitions. Lacking a dedicated sports facility has limited their ability to grow the Special Olympics community in Georgia and increase the number of families they serve throughout the state. However, that will no longer be a problem once the new SOGA Headquarters opens its doors in the winter of 2017.
Enterprise Community Partners is proud to provide a $7 million New Markets Tax Credit investment to build the new headquarters for Special Olympics of Georgia. The 16,000-square foot facility will include office space for Special Olympics staff as well as a Sports and Training Lab for athletes. It will also serve as a hub for collaboration and brainstorming, public events, and volunteer training.
Our investment will help the Special Olympics of Georgia fulfill their mission and grow the number of lives touched by their work. The new headquarters will allow them to expand their impact by:
- Hosting 500 state-wide sporting competitions each year
- Providing 1,000 health screenings annually
- Increasing the number of Special Olympic athletes to 29,000 throughout the state