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

State Fall Classic

SFC WILL BE HELD OCTOBER 14-16, 2016 AT PELICAN PARK AND THE ROBICHEAUX CENTER IN CARENCRO, LA.

This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Aquatics, Horseshoes, and Softball. Sign up today to play, coach, or volunteer for this event.

Register to Volunteer
Click here for 2016 SFC Fact Sheet