“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
The “Best of 2017 Special Olympics Winter World Games” show will air on ABC tomorrow, July 29th at 2:00 PM Central (check your local listings). The show recaps all the excitement of the World Winter Games in Austria. You don’t want to miss this!
There are always competitions, clinics, and fundraisers happening with Special Olympics Louisiana. So, we want to keep you updated on all of our current events! There are a few ways to do so:
- Check out our website: www.laso.org. Here you can find out anything you want to know about Special Olympics Louisiana! Keep up with events and learn about the next fundraiser that is taking place.
- Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Linkedin! We got ’em! Stay current with these and be sure to say hello!
- Read our blog: Oh, you are already here! Our blog is the go to place to see our current events. We post here just about every day and the majority of posts revolve around our events. But, we do like to throw the occasional picture and quote for you to enjoy!
No that you know how to keep up, we can’t wait to see you at the next event!
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Founder of Special Olympics,
To Be Remembered With A Day of Sports and Inclusion.
Today, 20 July 2017, SOLA will participate in Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, the worldwide celebration in memory of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics movement and a leading international advocate for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
In proclaiming global Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, Mary Davis, CEO of Special Olympics said, “Today, we celebrate the legacy of an extraordinary leader who was a champion for people with intellectual disabilities all over the world. Furious at their exclusion from society nearly 50 years ago, she had a vision that sports could build confidence and skills. And, that sports could demonstrate to the world the abundance of talents of people with intellectual disabilities and connect them into society. She founded Special Olympics as a vehicle to make that happen. Her legacy is the important work Special Olympics does every day – through sports, health services, education and changing policy and attitudes.
Let us appropriately honor her legacy by joining together in sports, in communities across the country, people with and without intellectual disabilities playing on teams together, playing unified!” Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day will be celebrated with a number of activities involving people with and without intellectual disabilities.
For more information, visit www.specialolympics.org/eksday.
Was there a mentor, teacher or coach who made a difference in your life? The one who gave you the courage and determination to strive to be your best? The one who helped shape both your performance and your character? You can be that important person in someone else’s life.
Coaches teach the skills and spirit that define a true athlete. Coaches are role models and character-builders. Special Olympics coaches go even further.They help athletes find their own strengths and abilities. They also show them how to build upon those strengths and improve every day.
As a Special Olympics coach, you bring enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude to each practice, event and competition. You will enrich the lives of our athletes in many life-changing ways. The skills and confidence an athlete learns through sports have a long and lasting effect.
Call 800.345.6644 or visit http://www.laso.org for more information on becoming a SOLA coach.
No costs are imposed on Special Olympics Louisiana athletes or their families. To continue to operate in this manner, Special Olympics Louisiana depends upon the cash and in-kind donations of our many generous sponsors and donors to fund its year-round program, parish, area and statewide. We would like to extend special thanks to our sponsors.