On Monday, May 12th, you could have the chance to win one of three (3) prizes! How, you ask?! All you have to do is purchase a raffle ticket for the for $10.00! The prizes include: $200 River Spa Gift Card, $200 Charlie G’s Gift Card, and a $500 iPad Mini! Winner does NOT have to be present to win!
To purchase your ticket, please call 1-800-345-6644 today!
Special Olympics New Jersey athletes are featured on a commemorative Wheaties Box. The box is available exclusively at ShopRite locations in honor of the upcoming 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. New Jersey basketball athlete Michael Reed is featured on the front of the box and several other SO USA Games athletes are on the back. Read the full release here
The 2014 edition of State Summer Games will take place on May 23-25 at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. Athletes will compete in athletics, bocce, power lifting, and volleyball! Are are welcome to be a Fan in the Stands on Friday, May 23rd inside Southeastern’s Strawberry Stadium at 7:30pm. However, we encourage you to get there early for our Unified football game!
Hundreds of volunteers are need for this event. You can sign up here or give us a call at 1-800-345-6644.
#MSM Rodriques Love runs the 800M in 2 minutes and 28.9 seconds. The top #9 Louisiana Male Athlete in the state, according to the LHSAA, runs the 800M in 2 minutes and 35.07 seconds. Just a little more proof that our athletes are awesome and have outstanding abilities!
The Mayors from Baker, Covington, Crowley, Hammond, Minden, and New Iberia recently came together to film a short PSA to promote Team Louisiana as they gear up to head to New Jersey this June. Check out the video below. You can help Team Louisiana get to New Jersey by clicking here.
We read a recent article about Special Olympics Virginia athlete Erica Bookout. Her story is truly inspiring and we are proud to be part of a movement that enables athletes to reach for their goals. Their goals, not the goals of others who often tell them they can’t or they shouldn’t. Special Olympics empowers athletes to achieve beyond what many think they are capable of. Erica is an athlete, a high school graduate, and soon to have a college degree in Special Education. Read the full story
This week we also heard that local athlete Alton Smith was cleared by doctor’s to no longer need braces on his legs. This is tremendous news, as Alton was originally told he would be unable to walk several years ago. Special Olympics Louisiana taught Alton and his parents strength building techniques and ways to modify “typical” sports to fit Alton’s needs. Just this week, Alton bought his first pair of New Balance tennis shoes! We are so proud of the major milestones and accomplishments these athletes have achieved.
Recently, our very own Unified Special Olympics Louisiana Cheer Team, competed in an exhibition at Southeastern Louisiana University. Our athletes and partners did a tremendous job and received a standing ovation after their routine! Check out the picture below. Leave a comment of congrats for the team.