State Summer Games will kick off tomorrow evening with our Military flag football game at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Strawberry Stadium for 6pm! After the game, Opening Ceremonies will get under way for 7:30pm. We invite all to be a Fan in the Stands tomorrow night and cheer on our athletes! You will witness the arrival of the Olympic Torch, escorted by Law Enforcement officers completing the 1,000-mile Torch Run relay, the lighting of the “Flame of Hope” and the Parade of Athletes.
Then, on Saturday, the fun continues as we start competition! Our athletes have trained long and hard for this event and are ready to go. They will compete in the sports of athletics, bocce, power lifting, and volleyball. Along with these competitions on Saturday, Healthy Athletes and Olympic Town will be taking place. Competition will wrap up on Sunday afternoon.
We would also like to mention that Raising Cane’s in Hammond, LA will be doing a fundraiser for Special Olympics Louisiana on Saturday and Sunday! On Saturday, look for the Raising Cane’s tent by the track. Here, you can purchase tea and lemonade for $1 and all proceeds will benefit Team Louisiana. Then, on Sunday, head over to the Raising Cane’s location (2035 W. Thomas St. Hammond, LA) between the hours of 10am-2pm and MENTION Special Olympics Louisiana! Cane’s will donate 15% of the profits to SOLA!