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 third and final Polar Plunge of the year will take place this Saturday, February 22nd in Gonzales, LA at Cabela’s (2200 W. Cabela’s Pkwy, Gonzales, LA 70737). There are more than 100 people who have already signed up to plunge on Saturday including a few of our Special Olympics Louisiana Athletes! If you are interested in plunging, it is not to late… Click here to register! Once you do, head over to our Facebook page and tell us why you will be Freezin’ For A Reason!
Thank you to all who have registered to plunge and to our generous Sponsors! We look forward to seeing you all this weekend at Polar Plunge!
Spread the Word to End the Word (StWtEtW) national day of recognition is March 5th! Join New Orleans Saints Fullback, Jed Collins and pledge not to use the r-word (retard) anymore! Visit www.r-word.org to pledge and see what you can do on March 5th to take a stand. The Special Olympics Louisiana state office has wristbands, stickers, buttons, etc. for any schools or groups who want to raise awareness and eradicate the use of the r-word! Contact us
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.