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ALTA and Special Olympics—Partners on the Court

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ALTA Foundation and Special Olympics Georgia

By Cameron Turner, ALTA Foundation President

We are thrilled to announce the ALTA Foundation will once again sponsor the Special Olympics Georgia State Summer Games, slated to take place from May 24 to May 26 at Emory University. As the premier tennis organization in Atlanta, we are deeply committed to supporting initiatives that promote inclusivity, empowerment, and healthy living within our community.

The Special Olympics Georgia State Summer Games is a cornerstone event that embodies the spirit of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and determination. It provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in various Olympic-type sports for children and adults who have intellectual disabilities. The mission of the Special Olympics Georgia is to offer these special athletes opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and foster friendships within their communities.

The Summer Games address critical issues faced by the participants, including limited opportunities for physical exercise, inadequate healthcare services, and societal focus on limitations rather than abilities. Through initiatives such as the Healthy Athletes Program, Special Olympics Georgia aims to bridge these gaps by providing free, basic healthcare screenings and preventive healthcare services to athletes.

For ALTA, our partnership with Special Olympics Georgia extends beyond sponsorship. It’s about creating meaningful opportunities for athletes to thrive, grow, and showcase their talents. The Summer Games serve as a platform for athletes to focus on their abilities, build confidence, and cultivate important life skills such as teamwork and discipline. Through months of training and dedication, athletes emerge not only as competitors but as ambassadors of resilience and determination.

We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the ALTA members who generously donated to the ALTA Foundation this year. Your contributions have made it possible for us to support organizations like Special Olympics Georgia and many others. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of individuals who have intellectual disabilities and empowering them to achieve their personal best.

For those interested in volunteering with us this year, please visit altatennis.org to sign up and be a part of this incredible event.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you at the Special Olympics Georgia State Summer Games 2024!

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