See the Athlete FIRST

Happy Friday!  As you wind down the work week and gear up for the weekend, we thought we would share a video.  This is an oldie, but a goodie!  Check it out and comment to let us know what this video means to you.

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National Games Article

Recently an article was written by Joe Favorito of New Jersey Newsroom (.com) about the upcoming Special Olympics USA National Games.

He talks about all of the big sporting events that will take place in the New Jersey are in the next year including the Super Bowl.  Then states; “However for impact, pe2014 SO National GAmes logorhaps the biggest and in some ways most impactful event will take place after most of those events have been committed to memory. Next June, at sites across the State, more than 3,500 Special Olympics athletes from throughout the United States will come to compete in 16 sports, before tens of thousands of spectators and volunteers.”

You can read the full article here.  Learn more about the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games here.  Volunteer for the 2014 Special Olympics National Games here.

P&G BrandSaver ends this weekend

brandSAVER Cover web resolutionThe P&GbrandSAVER® and Thank you, Mom program is ending this weekend! The P&GbrandSAVER® coupon books were in your local newspaper on Sunday, May 12, 2013 and coupons expire June 30, 2013.

This promotion is based on coupon redemption: Special Olympics will receive 2 cents for every coupon used and you must present the coupon upon checkout. There is no limit to the donation from P&G, so the more coupons redeemed, the higher the gift. And don’t forget the savings for you — the P&GbrandSAVER® coupon book includes over$48 in savings! To find a local newspaper carrying the P&GbrandSAVER® coupon book please click here http://www.pgeveryday.com/brandsaver-coupons

A ‘Sunny’ Day

Around 11am today, we had an unexpected visitor at our state office.  A 6 year old, little girl named Sunny.

She dropped by, along with her mom, to deliver sunflowers to our staff!  Being that they had an abundance of sunflowers, Sunny decided to hand deliver flowers to people all over the city.

Here is a picture of Sunny (bottom left) with some of our staff.

Sunny and Staff

Help from unexpected places

The Law Enforcement Torch Run brings together law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes. Its overall goals are public awareness and fundraising.

Beau Milligan from the Avoyelles Correctional Center presenting Special Olympics Louisiana a check from the inmates.

Beau Milligan from the Avoyelles Correctional Center presenting Special Olympics Louisiana a check.

Officers at the Avoyelles Correctional Center have been supporters of Special Olympics Louisiana and members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for several years. Recently, the officers spoke to the inmates about their involvement with our athletes and the inmates decided to put their money together and make a donation to our program!