This Throwback Thursday goes back to June of 2014 for Special Olympics USA Games!
Special Olympics Louisiana sent a delegation of 101 to New Jersey to compete in the Games. Team Louisiana did phenomenal and brought home 47 gold medals, 36 silver medals, 34 bronze medals, 43 fourth place ribbons, 10 fifth place ribbons, 6 sixth place ribbons, 3 seventh place ribbons and 3 eighth place ribbons. That is a grand total of 182 awards!
Today will be your last day to make an impact in 2014. Today, you can help change the life of an individual with intellectual disabilities. You can help us at Special Olympics Louisiana continue to reach out to more athletes that are currently not in our program.
Today is the last day of 2014… What will YOUR impact be?
Have you seen the 2014 Calendar of Events yet? Don’t miss out! Save the dates now for your favorite Special Olympics Louisiana event. We have numerous events taking place every month around the state. From Aquatics to Young Athletes and much more in between…check out our 2014 Calendar here
Special Olympics Louisiana has lots going on this year: close to 100 events, Special Olympics USA Games, International Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference being hosted in New Orleans and much more! Visit www.laso.org for all the details. We give 2014 two Thumbs UP!
The one-year countdown has officially begun for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games! – “These Games will be the largest, most dynamic, and most innovative national Games in the history of Special Olympics in the United States,”… View the full story
Special Olympics Louisiana will be sending a delegation of 101: 54 athletes, 26 unified partners and 21 coaches. Team Louisiana will be participating in 8 sports! We are very excited and need a lot of help before hand. If you are interested in helping with Team Louisiana, please contact our state office firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-345-6644.
Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming months. Or follow the games on facebook
“Toys”R”Us signing as the first Founding Partner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games continues their on-going support of our movement,” said Timothy Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics. “Their vision and leadership in the area of inclusive play will only add to the unity that these National Games will create throughout New Jersey and the nation.” Read the full announcement
The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games will take place at sporting venues throughout New Jersey, June 14 through June 21. More than 3,500 Special Olympics athletes from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will compete in 17 sports. An estimated 10,000 volunteers as well as 50,000 additional spectators will be in attendance. Learn more about the games here.