ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The torch is lit. Friday marked the start of the Special Olympics of Georgia Summer Games.
It's simply one of the sporting favorite events on the calendar every year.
FOX 5 Sports Director Ken Rodriguez was a popular man, returning as emcee of the opening ceremonies.
Only slightly less popular was grand marshal of the parade of athletes, Falcons defensive lineman Grady Jarrett.
The athletes FOX 5 Sports caught up with say it's something they look forward to all year long.