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.

Athlete Spotlight

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  • 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.

Memories of My Dad

Check out this inspiring and heart warming story written by Special Olympics New Jersey athlete, Andrea Weisbard. Andrea is a three-sport athlete: soccer, basketball and bocce. She is also an abstract artist and textile designer with ADD.

READ THE STORY HERE: http://www.specialolympics.org/Stories/General/Memories_of_My_Dad.aspx