Hall of Fame Exhibit NOW OPEN!

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Join us for the exhibition of “Brave in the Attempt: Special Olympics in Louisiana” at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches. This exhibition highlights the history of Special Olympics with a focus on the organization’s efforts in Louisiana. The foundation for Special Olympics Louisiana was built at the 1968 Special Olympics Games, held on Soldier’s Field in Chicago. The exhibit opened May 5, 2018 and will be open throughout the year in honor of Special Olympics Louisiana’s 50th Anniversary.

Address: 800 Front St. Natchitoches, 71457 | 318-357-2492
Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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2018 USA Games

Seth Vice Shot Put

The Special Olympics 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be this summer from July 1st through the 6th. The games will be held around the University of Washington and the Seattle, Washington community. They expect 3,500 athletes and 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and delegates from all over the world to attend and compete in the 2018 USA Games. Also nearly 50,000 family, friends, and spectators will be in attendance.

Team Louisiana

Team Louisiana is sending a delegation of 129 ( 70 athletes, 27 unified partners, 32 coaches and official delegates) to represent Special Olympics Louisiana. Our delegation will compete in Athletics (Track & Field), Aquatics (Swimming),  Bocce,  Bowling,  Golf, Powerlifting, Tennis, Unified Basketball, Unified Softball, and Unified Flag Football. Meet the candidates from Special Olympics Louisiana and help us reach our fundraising goal to send them!

 

June Athlete Spotlight

Iris Woods.jpgNAME: Iris Woods
HOME TOWN: Marrero
SPORTS: Athletics
AGE: 44
YEARS INVOLVED: 30

Q:  Have you ever competed in USA Games?
A: No. This will be my first USA Games and I’m so excited to be traveling with my coach and friends!

Q:  What are your favorite hobbies?
A:  My favorite hobbies are listening to music and playing sports.

Q: What is your favorite thing about Special Olympics?
A: The highlights of my experiences with Special Olympics include winning races, meeting new people, and traveling.

Camp Shriver- Baton Rouge

Join us the week of June 4th through the 8th for Camp Shriver Baton Rouge! This is a wonderful opportunity for all athletes to learn new sports skills, improve their existing skills, and make lasting friendships.  It begins at 9 a.m. and is located at the First Church of the Nazarene in Baton Rouge.

Contact us to register at 985-345-6644. Find out more the details here.

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Cops on Donut Shops TOMORROW!

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Join us TOMORROW which is National Donut Day at your local Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant for Cops on Donut Shops. Our Law Enforcement Torch Run partners will be out at Dunkin’ Donuts locations across Louisiana from 5:00 am – 11:00 am collecting donations to benefit Special Olympics Louisiana. Celebrate National Donut Day while giving back to SOLA!

USA Games

Volleyball Team With Play Unified Ball

The Special Olympics 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will take place July 1-6, around the University of Washington and the Seattle, Washington community. There are nearly 3,500 athletes and 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and delegates from all over the world expected to attend and compete in the 2018 USA Games. About 50,000 family, friends, and spectators are anticipated to attend.

Meet Team Louisiana

Team Louisiana will be a delegation of 129 ( 70 athletes, 27 unified partners, 32 coaches and official delegates) representing Special Olympics Louisiana. Our delegation will compete in the following sports: Athletics (Track & Field), Aquatics (Swimming),  Bocce,  Bowling,  Golf, Powerlifting, Tennis, Unified Basketball, Unified Softball, and Unified Flag Football. Meet the candidates for Team Louisiana’s Delegation and help us reach our fundraising goal to send them!