Special Olympics Louisiana values dedication and would like to honor the time many individuals have spent making a difference in the lives of our athletes. We truly appreciate their continued support of our movement and their efforts in changing the way Louisiana views our athletes.
Listed below are the individuals who have been chosen as the recipients of the 2016 Sports Awards. We would like to recognize the outstanding achievements of these individuals.
The efforts they exhibit today will benefit those with intellectual disabilities for the future. Special Olympics Louisiana has been proudly serving people for almost 49 years. We appreciate these people who strive to make a positive impact in our community and make a difference one hour at a time. Congratulations to our winners!
|Outstanding Female Special Olympics Athlete||Emily Hinrichs|
|Outstanding Male Special Olympics Athlete||Christopher Blanchard|
|Outstanding Volunteer Award||Charmaine Welborne|
|Johanna E. Brescher Outstanding Games Volunteer||Evan Gautier|
|Outstanding Family||Vielman Family|
|Outstanding Coach||Elaine Durbin|
|Outstanding School||Riverdale Middle School|
|Outstanding State Corporate Benefactor||CITGO|
|Outstanding Area Corporate Benefactor||Kohl’s|
|Outstanding Civic Organization||Knights of Columbus|
|Outstanding Unified Partner||Krysta Cotten|
|Outstanding Media- TV||Jay Grymes- WAFB|
|Outstanding Media- Radio||Rick Godley- Peach Radio 99.3 FM|
|Special Olympics Hall of Fame||Dr. A. N. Diodene|
|LETR Top Fundraiser||Lt. Col. Ward Webb|
|LETR Top Area||Capital Area|
|LETR Above and Beyond||Officer Becky White|
For a full list of all the winners and a description of the awards please log onto the website at www.laso.org.