NAME: Logan Dahlquist
HOMETOWN: Lafayette, LA
YEARS INVOLVED: 5
Q: How would you describe yourself?A: I am leader and team player. I enjoy seeing others succeed. My heart is big and my desire to make a difference is very important.
Q: Have you ever attended World or National Games? A: Competing at the USA Games in Seattle, WA was my first time and I am proud of my teammates. We placed 3rd and received bronze medals.
Q: How did you prepare for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games? A: I focused on healthy eating, gym workouts, jogging, practice at batting cages, and throwing.
Q: How has Special Olympics changed your life? A: Five years ago I joined Special Olympics and really just knew that I loved sports, but the moment that changed my life is when I became friends with this amazing group of people that I now call family. I am blessed to be surrounded by these people who bring the best out in me. Special Olympics is my life.
NAME Ronnette Rome
HOMETOWN Paradis, LA
YEARS INVOLVED 35
Q Have you ever attended a World or National Games?
A Yes, this Summer in Seattle will be my second USA Games.
Q Do you have a job?
A Yes, I have been a Walmart greeter for 17 years.
Q What do you like to do in your spare time?
A I like to spend time with my sisters. We will go shopping, out to eat, to the movies, get coffee, or go to the park.
Q What was the moment that changed everything for you?
A When I was diagnosed with cancer.
NAME: Emily Rachal
HOME TOWN: Alexandria, LA
SPORTS: Basketball, Baseball, & Bowling
YEARS INVOLVED: 1
Q Are you employed?
A Yes. I work at the Rapides Arc doing warehouse work using tools and fulfilling contracts with factories. I have been working there for 1 year.
Q What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?
A My favorite memories are travelling to competitions, making friends, and getting to bowl. I am much more social now that I’m involved in Special Olympics.
Q What are some of your hobbies?
A I love to shop for clothes. I also love to play the card game UNO.
Q What are your goals?
A I want to become a professional bowler.
- NAME: Stephen Harward
- HOME TOWN: Hammond, LA
- SPORTS: Softball, Bowling, & Basketball
- AGE: 41
- YEARS INVOLVED: 15 years
Q: Are you employed?
A: I have a job at a grocery store where i work as a stock boy. I have been there for 2 years.
Q:What are your interests and hobbies?
A: I am an LSU fan. I love to play video games and cut grass.
Q: What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?
A: I love going to the dances.
Q: What is your goal in life?
A: My goal is to keep working hard.
NAME: Lige Rob Dupuis
HOME TOWN: Lafayette, LA
SPORTS: Track, Bowling, Horseshoes and T-Ball
YEARS INVOLVED: 20+
Q: What is your favorite memory from Special Olympics?
A: I made a lot of friends.
Q: What do you do in order to succeed?
A: I hit the ball hard, and I cheer on my teammates.
Q: What are some of your goals?
A: I just want to be happy.
Q: How often do you train?
A: I’m a natural, and I practice a lot of times each day.