Medal Monday: A Memorable Award

At the recent 2014 USA Games, Special Olympics Louisiana Southwest athlete, Virgilene Cagle won a gold medal in her softball throw division. She was awarded her gold medal by none other than, Special Olympics Chairman of the Board, Doctor Tim Shriver. We love watching Virgilene’s excitement in this video and think it’s perfect for Medal Monday!

Louisiana among the elite “Guardians of the Flame”

James Virgil with youth in New JerseyBefore a single Special Olympics athlete approaches the starting line of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games June 14-21 in New Jersey, an elite group of individuals will serve as the “Guardians of the Flame” on a once in a lifetime journey. Officer James Virgil with the Kenner Police Department is among those who will make up the prestigious “Final Leg” team of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Law Enforcement Torch Run.

The Final Leg team consists of 52 law enforcement officers representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia and six Special Olympics athletes who will conduct multiple, extensive runs and ceremonies in cities, towns and communities in and around New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, June 11-15, raising awareness about the 2014 USA Games and Special Olympics. The Final Leg culminates with the Final Leg Team delivering the Flame of Hope to the 2014 USA Games’ Opening Ceremony at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on June 15. Learn more about the 2014 SO USA Games.

Learn more about the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run

Learn more about the International Law Enforcement Torch Run

Team Louisiana is ready to take on the Nation

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games are in 12 days and Team Louisiana is ready! Listen to Brock (also known as HOD), Craig (also known as A HOD), and Samantha our Youth Leader talk about the events leading up to and during the games in this podcast.

If you would like to donate to Team Louisiana, please click here. Every contribution counts!

Wrestlemania hosts a Special place in our hearts

WWE and SOLA unified gameSpecial Olympics Louisiana is proud to partner with the WWE for Wrestlemania 30 taking place this weekend in New Orleans, LA. Several WWE Superstars and Divas played a Unified Basketball game at Tulane earlier this week and Special Olympics has a booth at the Axxess event this weekend. As a founding partner of the 2014 SO USA Games, WWE has also invited a few of the 2014 USA Games Team Louisiana athletes to attend Wrestlemania 30!

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