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!
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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.