It would be interesting to know how you challenge or encourage your spouse, your child, your friends, to become the best person they can be. How do you encourage them to excel? To be better tomorrow than they are today? Give us your thoughts.
Pat Carpenter Bourgeois President and CEO of Special Olympics Louisiana
We are only a week and a half away from State Indoor Games! Our athletes have been training for weeks now and are ready to converge on Baton Rouge and compete. Our best bowlers, basketball players, and tennis players, will compete on March 8-10.
Before the competition starts on Saturday, March 9th at 8am, we will host our Opening Ceremonies on the LSU Parade Ground for 7pm. We invite all to come out and cheer on our athletes!
Want to volunteer? There is still time! Simply click here and register today. Spots are filling fast, so be sure to register now…
Local Special Olympics Louisiana athlete, Steven Tookes recently played in the Special Olympics and NBA Unified Basketball Game. Steven was a standout scoring 17 points out of the teams total of 55! Read the full release
“Everyone has a gift and the world would be better off if we recognized it.” – Timothy Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics.
March 6th is our Annual Spread the Word to End the Word Day. This is our national day of awareness to eradicate the use of the word “retard” from everyday language. Stand up for dignity and acceptance by taking the pledge! See why you should pledge HERE
At each of our state events we hold an Opening Ceremony. This is where our athletes and delegations are introduced and the Games are declared open. Another fun part of this event is the lighting of the cauldron. Athletes and Law Enforcement deliver the torch into Opening Ceremonies and light the Flame of Hope.
Have you ever attended one of our Opening Ceremonies? If so, comment and tell us about your experience… What did you like most about the evening?
On March 8th, State Indoor Games- Opening Ceremonies will be held on the LSU Parade Ground for 7pm. We invite all to attend and take part in the inspiring event.
It speaks of how the world knows so much information on numerous populations and statistics on almost every thing we do. However, as with many other things, people with intellectual disabilities are neglected.
“how many people are there, living in developing countries, and around the world, who are both poor, and have intellectual disabilities? The answer is going to shock you, as it does me. The answer is: We do not know. No one in the world knows. We live in the information age, where people complain of TMI – too much information. Yet we have a scarcity of data on intellectual disabilities and poverty.” Read the full post and see what you can do to help
Recently, one of Special Olympics most famous faces, Loretta Claiborne, visited Dodson Elementary in New Iberia, LA. She was there to talk about her life, her struggles, and her successes.
A few weeks later a student at Dodson, Laney Lange, wrote a story about Loretta. But it wasn’t just any story. She had a dream that she was Loretta Claiborne! She dreamed that she was at her school as Loretta and everyone was welcoming her.
This story was very inspiring and representatives from Special Olympics International even took part and read Laney’s story!