ONE person donating ONE dollar is a powerful thing. Especially if that thing is Team Louisiana competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games this summer. We are sending a delegation of 101 to New Jersey this June to compete on a national stage! It costs $100,000 to send our delegation to the games and we need your help. Please consider donating to Team Louisiana, every dollar counts. Meet Team Louisiana.
On Sunday, February 16th, our very own Jacob Majors competed alongside many NBA legends and other Special Olympics Athletes from around the world. Jacob hit 3-pointer after 3-pointer and even secured a bit of air time on ESPN’s “Top 10!”
Check out the highlight video of Jacob below. You can view some pictures here.
State Indoor Games will take place next week, March 7-9 in Baton Rouge , LA! Over 600 athletes will compete in basketball, bowling, and tennis. We will kick the weekend off with Opening Ceremonies on the LSU Parade Ground for 7pm and all are welcome to attend.
Basketball, bowling, and tennis competition will begin bright and early Saturday, March 8th at 8am. Starting at 10am, Healthy Athletes and Olympic Town will start offering free non-evasive health screenings and fun interactive games for our athletes. The famous Victory Dance/Closing Ceremonies will take place Saturday night and competition will come to a close early Sunday afternoon.
The 76ers will sign athlete Kevin Grow to a 2-day contract that features some great incentives. ”Grow will eat dinner in the players lounge, tour the practice facility and receive Sixers gear. He will also join the team on the floor toward the end of practice, meet and shoot around with his new teammates, and be greeted by his coaches.”
Check out the video of Kevin scoring below and read the article here.
Special Olympics Louisiana will host the 2014 International Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference for Special Olympics this September. We invite all members of LETR from across the globe to attend and Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Happy Valentines Day from all of our athletes, partners, coaches, volunteers and staff! We hope you have a great day with the ones you love.
If you still need a gift for that special person in your life, don’t forget to check out Brighton Collectibles as they have a promotion benefiting Special Olympics through the end of the month! This promotion is valid online and in stores.
Have you seen the 2014 Calendar of Events yet? Don’t miss out! Save the dates now for your favorite Special Olympics Louisiana event. We have numerous events taking place every month around the state. From Aquatics to Young Athletes and much more in between…check out our 2014 Calendar here
As we talked about last week, SOLA hosted a leadership conference in Lake Charles, LA this past weekend. Athletes, partners, coaches, and family members participated in this two day conference which featured fun, interactive games and some vital lessons on social media and the formula for good leadership: Participation + Responsibility + Strategy = LEADERSHIP!
We found many good leaders that will take our organization to the next level!
Special Olympics Louisiana is proud to announce that Jacob Majors of Lake Charles, LA has been selected to be part of the third annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Game, as part of this year’s at NBA All-Star Jam Session in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 1:00 p.m. CST, prior to the 63rd NBA All-Star Game that evening. This year’s Unified Sports Basketball Game will feature 12 Special Olympics athletes from around the globe, including Majors, playing alongside NBA and WNBA players and legends.