Camp Shriver Baton Rouge

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Camp Shriver Baton Rouge began yesterday, Monday, June 5th and will continue through Friday, June 9th from 8am-2pm.  Camp Shriver is taking place at the First Church of the Nazarene (9955 Old Hammond Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816).  This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Capital Area and Florida Parishes Area. Learn more about Camp Shriver.

Camp Shriver brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities for training and competition.  Athletes learn new sports skills, improve individual sport performance, participate in individual and team sports, build friendships and have fun with camp volunteers.

To find when a Camp Shriver is near you, click here.

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June Athlete Spotlight

  • Q: What are some fun facts about you?
    A: I love the TV show Supernatural. I also have 1 sister and 4 dogs.

    Q: What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?
    A: My favorite memory has been making friends. 

    Q: How have you changed since becoming involved in Special Olympics?
    A: I used to be nervous but now I am calm.

Athlete Spotlight- May

State Indoor Games

March is only a month away and that means Special Olympics Louisiana’s 2017 State Indoor Games will be here before you know it. Opening Ceremony will begin on March 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Team Automotive Group Sportsplex in Baton Rouge. The competitions and events will last the whole weekend and end March 5th at 2:00 pm. All events will be free and open to the public, including all competitions.

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The competitions our athletes will be participating in will be Basketball, Bowling, and Tennis. It includes male and female athletes from across the state.

State Indoor games brings in a wide variety of athletes and families from across Louisiana. It will be a fun weekend for our athletes to show off their skills. A support staff of more than 1,000 volunteers will work at the Games serving in jobs ranging from coaching, to food preparation, to officiating. What better way to spend a weekend with friends and family, working with the community to support such a great event!

Click here to Volunteer.
For more information about the event .

 

Athlete Spotlight

A: I am the only autistic person in my family. I have two brothers, I love fast rides, and Disney World.

Q: What is your favorite memory that has happened while you have been with Special Olympics?

A: My favorite memory was when I dressed up like Michael Jackson for the Halloween dance at State Fall Classic.

Q: Who has helped you the most to get to this point?

A: Ms. Katie Botts, my coach, has helped me most. She is always there when I need help with anything.

Q: What are you goals?

A: I want to graduate high school and get a job. I want to go to Los Angeles and visit where the celebrities are. I would love to go to a Rams game and Disney World!

Athlete Spotlight

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NAME: Florena Evans
HOME TOWN: Loranger, LA
SPORTS: Horseshoes, Bowling, and Bocce
AGE: 46
YEARS INVOLVED: 5

Q: What is your family life like?
A: I have a twin brother, one sister, and a half brother. We have four chickens, a cat, a dog, and a squirrel as pets.

Q: What is your favorite hobby?
A: I like photography and playing basketball.

Q: What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?
A: Winning gold medals in my sports.

Q: What is your key to success?
A: The coaches help a lot, but practicing hard is important too.