Closing out the year

Well, 2012 has been great!  We have had numerous competitions and fundraisers and have had a whole lot of fun!  We are ready to make 2013 just as successful as 2012.

Our office will close as of 4:30pm CST today, December 21, 2012 and we will reopen on January 2, 2013.

But do not fear, our blogs will continue through the Holidays!  So be sure to continue reading.

We’ll see you in 2013!

-The Special Olympics Louisiana Blog Team

Happy Boss’s Day

Happy Boss's Day 2012Today is National Happy Boss’s Day! A day for employees to honor their supervisors and tell them thank you. So make sure you tell your boss you appreciate them today!

Fun facts: National Bosses Day started in 1958 and is now celebrated in at least 6 other countries! Read more on Hallmark’s website

World Winter Games

It is kind of hard to think about winter right now, with the humidity and temperatures in Louisiana, but in a few short months the 2013 World Winter Games will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, January 29th – February 5th. 

“The 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games will feature world-class competition in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding and speedskating, among other sports,” according to Special Olympics website.

This event, which will feature athletes from all around the world with be the 10th Special Olympics World Winter Games and will be one of the largest winter multi-sport events ever held in South Korea!  One of our own law enforcement offices, Ninoska Guggenheim, will be running the torch in the Final Leg of the Torch Run!

To learn more and to stay updated check out the World Winter Games website.

London Olympics 2012

From Special Olympics Louisiana to Team USA…Good Luck and don’t forget to “be brave in the attempt.”

Special Olympics and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have had an on-going relationship since 1988.  Mr. Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently discussed the importance of how Special Olympics uses the spirit of ‘Olympism’ to promote using sport for a better world, from talking about how Special Olympics and the IOC can work together on issues such as health, education and social inclusion. Read more

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A Helping Hand

Our Law Enforcement is a huge part of Special Olympics Louisiana.  To all of our Law Enforcement agencies, Thank You and we will see you soon for State Summer Games 2012!

Taken at Opening Ceremonies of State Summer Games 2011

 

 

We can’t wait until March!

Our 1st State Games are coming up! We are so excited and can’t wait to see our athlete compete on the state level for the first time in 2012! So many excited faces and memories to be made! Here are a few of our favorite pictures from last year! Click here to see more.

Tennis (17)     Opening Ceremonies (18)

Bowling (13)  Rise Up (3)