SOLA Athletes Shine at World Games

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As you may know, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games are underway until August 2nd. Special Olympics Louisiana proudly sent a delegation of 6 people (4 Athletes, 1 Unified Partner, and 1 Sports Manager) to compete as part of Special Olympics USA.

As of now, the Louisiana delegation has been awarded 4 Gold Medals, two 4th place ribbons,  and a 7th place ribbon. The competition continues through Sunday so stay tuned for the latest updates and don’t forget to #Cheer4USA!

To see the complete listing of Special Olympics USA’s results, click here.

World Games are Underway!

This past Saturday, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games kicked off with Opening Ceremony LIVE on ESPN!  The event featured music acts such as O.A.R, Avril Lavigne, and Stevie Wonder.  The Flame of Hope was brought in right after the Parade of Athletes!

We are proud to have 4 athletes, 1 partner, and 1 sport manager in Los Angeles from Louisiana that are on Special Olympics USA.

Carol at World Games

Carol at World Games

Be sure to stay tuned to LA2015.org for full results coverage.

Also, ESPN will feature stories and competition throughout World Games, be sure to tune in and support our athletes and athletes from around the World!

Watch Opening Ceremonies on ESPN!

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WATCH THE 2015 SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES ON ESPN!

Make plans to tune in to watch the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games LIVE on July 25 at 9pm ET/6pm PT on ESPN and then keep watching
coverage every day during the World Games! Won’t be near a TV on July 25 to watch the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games? No worries! Watch it live on your smart device or tablet on WatchESPN (must be a subscriber to view).
Be sure to cheer on the athletes from Louisiana during the Opening Ceremony parade of athletes! ESPN’s coverage from Los Angeles begins with the Opening
Ceremony on July 25th and continues daily throughout the Games. ESPN is the official broadcast partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.
BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
Thurs., July 23 Robin Roberts Special 6PM PT ESPN
Sat., July 25 Robin Roberts Special 11:30AM PT ABC
30 For 30 Short: Brave In The Attempt 4:30PM PT ESPN
Robin Roberts Special 5 PM PT ESPN
LIVE: Opening Ceremony 6 PM PT ESPN
Sun. July 26 Daily LA2015 Show 4 PM PT ESPN2
Mon. July 27 Daily LA2015 Show 4 PM PT ESPN
Tues. July 28 Daily LA2015 Show 4 PM PT ESPN
Wed. July 29 Daily LA2015 Show 4 PM PT ESPN
Thu. July 30 Daily LA2015 Show 4 PM PT ESPN
Fri. July 31 Daily LA2015 Show 4 PM PT ESPN
Sat. August 1 Daily LA2015 Show 1PM PT ABC
Sat. August 1 Daily LA2015 Show 4 PM PT ESPN
Fri. August 7 Best of LA2015 Show 4 PM PT ESPN
Sat. August 8 Best of LA2015 Show 1 PM PT ABC
Check local listing for exact times. All shows will re-air on ESPN2 later the same night.
And be sure to visit ESPN’s webpage dedicated to all things World Games for news, videos, and more!
Learn more about the 2015 Special Olympics World Games at www.la2015.org.

Good Luck Cam!

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SOLA athlete, Camrin Sandoz will be representing Special Olympics Louisiana when he travels to Washington, DC this weekend. Along with 12 others, Camrin was selected by Special Olympics to compete in the Quicken Loans National Pro-Am sponsored by Perfect Sense Digital. These athletes will be playing alongside PGA golf members at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia on Monday July 27, 2015.  On Tuesday SO athletes will be teeing off at Creighton Farms along with First Tee youth golfers, Troops First veterans, and Perfect Sense Digital clients and employees. The remainder of the week the participants will be back at Robert Trent Jones to be greenside to watch the beginning rounds of the PGA event. They will even be able to walk the course and watch their favorite PGA players compete in the Quicken Loans tournament.  Good Luck, Cam, we are proud of you!

Tune In! -CEO Corner

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Greetings everyone,

We are just days away from the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games! Our athletes have arrived in California and I would like to personally invite you to join us as we cheer for Special Olympics USA. The games may be in Los Angeles, but you don’t have to miss out on the excitement. Make plans to tune in to watch the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games LIVE on July 25 at 8pm CT on ESPN and then keep watching coverage every day during the World Games! Won’t be near a TV on July 25 to watch the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games? You can catch it live on your smart device or tablet on WatchESPN (must be a subscriber to view). Be sure to cheer on the athletes from Louisiana during the Opening Ceremony parade of athletes! ESPN’s coverage from Los Angeles begins with the Opening Ceremony on July 25th and continues daily, throughout the Games. ESPN is the official broadcast partner of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

To see the full broadcast schedule, click here.

And be sure to visit ESPN’s webpage – http://espn.go.com/extra/specialolympics -dedicated to all things World Games for news, videos, and more!

Learn more about the 2015 Special Olympics World Games at http://www.la2015.org!

Thank you for your continued support,

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Pat Carpenter Bourgeois

President and CEO, Special Olympics Louisiana

And They’re Off!

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Special Olympics Louisiana is proud to send a delegation of 6 to Los Angeles, California today to compete in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Our athletes and unified partner took off from the airport bright and early this morning to join the rest of the team representing Special Olympics USA. Be sure to wish them good luck in the comments below!

World Games Athlete Send Off

Special Olympics Louisiana Athletes Depart Today for World Summer Games in Los Angeles, CA!

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Special Olympics Louisiana has selected four (4) athletes, one (1) unified partner, and one (1) sport manager from the entire state of Louisiana to attend the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held July 25-August 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. Today, Monday, July 20th from 5pm-6pm at The Edward Dufresne Community Center in Luling, LA, members of the local community will also be in attendance to “send-off” the delegation with congratulations. We hope to see you there to join us in wishing the best of luck to those heading to compete.

Where: Edward Dufresne Community Center, 285 Judge Edward Dufresne Pkwy, Luling, LA 70070

There are nearly 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches, 30,000 volunteers and delegates from all over the world expected to attend and compete in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. About 500,000 family, friends, and spectators are anticipated to attend. For more information about the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, or to donate visit our website at www.laso.org or contact us at 1-800-345-6644.