State Indoor Games

That’s right, 2013 State Indoor Games are right around the corner!  They will take place in Baton Rouge, LA on March 8-10, 2013.  Locations are still being finalized, but you can stay updated here.

Athletes will compete in bowling, basketball, and tennis.  Hundreds of volunteers will be needed to make this event possible.  Volunteer registration will be online, in the month of December!

We look forward to seeing all of you at State Indoor Games!

 

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We have E-Newsletters for all that participate in our organization!  Check out the full list below…

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Special Olympics teaches…

CEO CornerSeveral months ago I was talking with a parent of a Special Olympics athlete.  I asked the Dad how Special Olympics had impacted his family.  His response was, “Special Olympics has made it okay for people to look at people with disabilities”.  Immediately I knew what he meant.  Many of us were raised not to stare at people with disabilities.  Special Olympics made it okay to look, and made it okay to engage persons with disabilities in conversation and to have them as friends.  If you have a child with a disability, if you are a volunteer, what has Special Olympics taught you?

– Pat Carpenter Bourgeois, President and CEO of Special Olympics Louisiana

World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness Day, a day to be extra kind to your family, friends, and neighbors.  What will your act of kindness be today?

We have many athletes in our program that are ridiculed on a daily basis.  They are called names and excluded from social situations.

Here is a challenge for you…
Part 1:  If you know one of our athletes, be sure to include them in your daily activities.  Talk to them, sit with them at lunch, get to really know who they are as a person and not just their disability.

Part 2:  Take a picture of you with our athlete and email it to us.  Best ones will be put on our Facebook page.

We look forward to hearing from all of you.  Happy World Kindness Day!