On Friday, October 13th Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at McNeese State University hosted a “Monster Mash” Halloween dance. All McNeese students were invited to go dance, play games, eat, and mingle with over 50 Special Olympics Louisiana-Southwest Area athletes. 150 students attended the event, dancing and smiling alongside the athletes.
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity president, Keifer Ackley, said “the amount of love and joy felt in that room was indescribable. Our Special Olympics athletes teach us to love life, be brave, and to love everyone you interact with.”
On Saturday, October 28, 2017, one of Special Olympics Louisiana’s interns, Mattie Hawkins, was named the 2017 Southeastern Louisiana University Homecoming Queen.
Mattie is studying to become a senior sports management major. She is the Chapter President of Delta Sigma Theta, a Project PULL mentor, a student worker in the Office of Disability Services, and an intern at Special Olympics Louisiana.
Upon hearing she had won Mattie was speechless, but afterwards said, “It was a major accomplishment to be crowned and I am proud to represent Southeastern Louisiana University and Special Olympics Louisiana.”
Calling all athletes, families, coaches, partners, and volunteers. This is your chance to shine!
One of our favorite things here at SOLA is hearing amazing stories from our Special Olympics community.
Please share your story with us. We want to know how you became involved with Special Olympics and what kind of difference it has made in your everyday life! You could even share your best photos from an event or competition.
We will even share some of your stories to our blog, Facebook, and Twitter!
You can post your stories or pictures into the comments below or email us!
Camp Shriver Baton Rouge began yesterday, Monday, June 5th and will continue through Friday, June 9th from 8am-2pm. Camp Shriver is taking place at the First Church of the Nazarene (9955 Old Hammond Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816). This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Capital Area and Florida Parishes Area. Learn more about Camp Shriver.
Camp Shriver brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities for training and competition. Athletes learn new sports skills, improve individual sport performance, participate in individual and team sports, build friendships and have fun with camp volunteers.
It’s all about Laissez Les Bon Temps Bowlé! You and your 3 closest buds, co-workers, or family members get the chance to bowl with local celebrities and show them who the true champion really is! Join us June 11, 2017 at Colonial Bowling Lanes, 6601 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, LA 70123. Help us change the lives of thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Special Olympics Louisiana.
Plus: Raffle and auction items signed by local celebrities! Tons of great prizes provided by local businesses and a day packed with great food, music and company!