Athlete Featured on Local News

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.Darryl Robinson

You can watch the full clip here.

Tim Shriver on Super Soul Sunday

UnknownWe 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.

Tennis Athletes Bring Home Gold

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!

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Finish Line Supports Special Olympics

As of November 7th andimage1634339 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!