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We always say we are more than sports, and we are. We offer numerous programs other than sports BUT we also change lives. Many charities say that and we often look for words to describe our organization and make us stand out from the rest but simply stated, we change lives, in every way, every day! Read one story that makes anyone involved in the Special Olympics movement proud. …”For the first time he didn’t mind having Autism, but more important he felt good about himself. He called me from the meet and said “I feel spectacular”.” Read a Powerful Message about Courage and Hope on Special Olympics Internationals blog.
The one-year countdown has officially begun for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games! - “These Games will be the largest, most dynamic, and most innovative national Games in the history of Special Olympics in the United States,”… View the full story
Special Olympics Louisiana will be sending a delegation of 101: 54 athletes, 26 unified partners and 21 coaches. Team Louisiana will be participating in 8 sports! We are very excited and need a lot of help before hand. If you are interested in helping with Team Louisiana, please contact our state office email@example.com or call 1-800-345-6644.
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As we stated last week, Camp Shriver in Baton Rouge has begun! Athletes and Unified partners have started working on new sports skills and learning to work with each other. Through Friday, they will continue to build friendships with each partner and ultimately work together as a team.
Below is a picture from Camp Shriver that was taken today. Looks like TEAMWORK is in full swing!
Roy Menard is an 18 year old athlete from New Iberia, LA. He is a medalist in athletics (track & field), as well as, unified basketball, softball and flag football. Roy is an outstanding athlete who has overcome many obstacles with the help of Special Olympics Louisiana. “I grew up being deaf. Special Olympics has changed my life. It has given me the opportunity to show my abilities in all sports. It has pushed me to improve…” Read more about Roy Menard here