For the second consecutive year, Amiga Atlanta, Inc. has been asked to provide multimedia entertainment in the Olympic Village (McDonough Field) at Emory University, just outside Atlanta, Georgia.
Last year, Georgia's Special Olympic Committee supplied the club with a small tent, tables and access to electrical power. Club members brought Amiga computers, electronic music makers and a Mind-Eye Special athletes, their families and friends from all over the state came to Emory University for the Special Olympics Summer Games. As a change of pace from athletic competition, the Coca-Cola Company set up what is called "The Olympic Village" adjacent to Emory's Track & Field facility. The Olympic Village is quite simply a place to go have fun an unwind. Under our tent special athlets, their families and friends can come and play computer games, electronic music and be fascinated by the audio-visual wonder, which is The Mind-Eye.
The club's participation in last year's Olympic Village proved to be so popular, we were not only asked back this year, but promised a tent twice as big... and more than twice as many tables to set up equipment. Unlike last year, this year the Amiga community outside Atlanta is helping to make the event a success by sending material to be put on display and made freely available or put into "goodie bags" and handed out to children . To date, those who have sent us material include: Bob Sharp, President of Amiga-St.Louis, Petro Tyschtschenko, Managing Director of Amiga International, Inc., Fletcher Haug, Editor of The Amiga Informer.
The Olympic Village runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 23rd in McDonough Field at Emory University in Decatur, GA. Admission is FREE (and you can come and go as you please). According to Norm Sterling of the Special Olympics, there should be between 1,500 and 2,000 people from throughout Georgia at this year's Games... and only one computerized, multimedia exhibition - Amiga Atlanta's.
If you live in the Atlanta area, please do not miss this event. If you do not live in the Atlanta area but know someone who does and can encourage them to come, please do so. If you would like to contribute something for us to put on display or into a "goodie bag", please contact me (Lamar Morgan) at Bear Stearns at 1-800-235-3162 or 404-842-4400 ASAP. The club welcomes all the help it can get.