Athlete, Darryl Robinson, was recently featured on WAFB in Baton Rouge for his accomplishments at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey! Darryl competed in softball throw at the Games and brought the Gold home to Louisiana.
You can watch the full clip here.
Excited to announce the first annual Just Dance Challenge, a global online fundraising campaign to get the public up and dancing to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes! Go to http://esports.specialolympics.org/ for more information and to register! Time to bust a move!
We are so excited to hear OWNTV and Oprah Winfrey will be sitting down with Tim Shriver to discuss his new book, #FullyAlive on, Sunday November 23rd at 10:00 a.m. CST! In his new book “Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most” Timothy Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics Inc., takes us on a mesmerizing journey of self-discovery lead by Special Olympics athletes. Hope you join me and watch!
Check out this sneak peek of the show here.
“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”
– Helen Keller
The 2014 Special Olympics North America Tennis Championships were held November 6-8 in Hilton Head, South Carolina. We are so proud of Team Louisiana who brought home all gold medals! Jamarcus Dennis won Gold in singles and in doubles! Chris Blanchard also won Gold in both singles and doubles! Chris and Jamarcus defeated Special Olympics Illinois 4-0, 4-0 and Special Olympics Massachusetts 4-0, 4-2 in a 10-5 tie break in the doubles match. Tom Palczynski is the athletes Head Coach and Cindy Landry served as Head of Delegation. Congratulations, guys!
As of November 7th and running through December 31st over 600 Finish Line stores across the United States will fundraise for Special Olympics.
Customers will be asked to make donations at check-out to the Finish Line Youth Foundation. This year the campaign will solely benefit Special Olympics!
Not only is Finish Line running this promotion in store, they have also expanded thier shoe giveaways this year, by inviting 10 athletes in 40 cities to visit their local Finish Line stores and get fitted for a new pair of athletic shoes!
Our partner Finish Line continues to help Special Olympics athletes stay fit for life and strive for their personal best!
Make sure to stop in a Finish Line store and check it out!