Sports Awards Winners

2012 SOLA NEW LOGO Listed below are the individuals who have been chosen as the recipients of the 2017 Sports Awards. We like to recognize the outstanding achievements of these individuals year round. We appreciate all their dedication and hard work! If you see them at one of our events, be sure to congratulate them!

Outstanding Volunteer- Johnathan Orta
Male Athlete- Gerren Brown
Female Athlete- Jamie Hickman
Outstanding Family- The Robinson Family
Outstanding Coach- Trey Earhart
Outstanding School- Nicholls State University
State Corporate Benefactor- CITGO
Unified Partner- Alex Miller
Civic Organization- Knights of Columbus 2952
Outstanding Ambassador- Octagon Media
Hall of Fame- John Saye
LETR Top Fundraiser- Col. Ward Webb
LETR Top Area- Capital
LETR Above and Beyond- Det. Bob Escamilla


Hall of Fame Exhibit NOW OPEN!

SOLA Cheerleader

Join us for the exhibition opening of “Brave in the Attempt: Special Olympics in Louisiana” at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches. This exhibition explores the history of Special Olympics with an emphasis on the organization’s efforts in Louisiana. The seeds for Special Olympics Louisiana were planted at the 1968 Special Olympics Games, held on Soldier’s Field in Chicago. The exhibit opens May 5, 2018 and will continue throughout the year in honor of Special Olympics Louisiana’s 50th Anniversary.

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ALEX AND ANI “Be Brave” Bangle Launch

cbd17bbsg_frontFor almost 50 years, the bravery of  Special Olympics athletes all over the world has opened hearts & minds. Now, you have the opportunity to keep a piece of their inspiration with you every day through the new Alex and Ani #BeBrave bangle! LINK

Tennis Athletes Bring Home Gold

The 2014 Special Olympics North America Tennis Championships were held November 6-8 in Hilton Head, South Carolina. We are so proud of Team Louisiana who brought home all gold medals! Jamarcus Dennis won Gold in singles and in doubles! Chris Blanchard also won Gold in both singles and doubles! Chris and Jamarcus defeated Special Olympics Illinois 4-0, 4-0 and Special Olympics Massachusetts 4-0, 4-2 in a 10-5 tie break in the doubles match. Tom Palczynski is the athletes Head Coach and Cindy Landry served as Head of Delegation. Congratulations, guys!

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