Athlete, Darryl Robinson, was recently featured on WAFB in Baton Rouge for his accomplishments at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey! Darryl competed in softball throw at the Games and brought the Gold home to Louisiana.
Last week, while Team Louisiana was bringing home the gold in New Jersey, Fox News aired a segment on the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. Though it does not feature Louisiana athletes, it is a great description about the Games and the impact the Games had on all of our athletes, partners, and coaches.
Click here to watch the full video. To learn more about Team Louisiana or to donate, click here.
The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games are underway! It has been a remarkable 3 days and the best is yet to come! All together 108 athletes, coaches, unified partners, youth leaders and additional staff went to represent our great state. Here is a recap:
Saturday, 12 of our team members flew in style courtesy of the Citation Special Olympics Airlift, 1/2 our delegation made it to New Jersey with no problem and the other 1/2 spent a few extra hours in the New Orleans airport (which made for some interesting stories and photos.) All in all, our delegation arrived safely! Sunday, several of our sports scoped out the venues and practiced. That night, they participated in the spectacular Opening Ceremonies where the cauldron was lit and the games officially declared open! Monday, preliminary competitions began for Team Louisiana.
– Highlights include: Two bowlers, Joshua Racca and Donnie Guillory bowled turkeys, Gerren Brown even bowled 4 strikes in a row. Unified Flag Football won against Delaware 25-12. Aquatics did great in the 4×25 medley relay. Unified Basketball won against Maryland 33-24 and against Tennesse 34-17.
Do you want to stay connected with the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games? If so, head over to the USA Games website or go to the App Store or Google Play so you can download the official app today! The app features event info, schedules, maps, social media links, and athlete profiles! This is a great way to stay connected to USA Games from any location.
When you download the app, be sure to search the athlete profiles for Team Louisiana!
It’s the Final Stretch! Team Louisiana will be heading to New Jersey in a week. Our delegation has been practicing, training and keeping fit. The bags are almost packed and they are ready to go and represent our state. Team Louisiana has done their part, but we need help from you. We still have money to raise to send the team to the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. If you are going, know someone who is going, or just want to help, please donate! With your help, Team Louisiana will know that we are behind them and want them to bring home the Gold!