Special Olympics Louisiana offers our athletes a variety of Olympic-type individual and team sports to choose to participate in. From Swimming to Rhythmic gymnastics we have it all. Special Olympics Louisiana focuses on our athletes and we try to accommodate them by providing hands on training and competition opportunities for persons with or without intellectual disabilities.
Any of our sports can be Unified. Our Unified Sports bring people together. Unified Sports combines athletes with intellectual disabilities and those without (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Athletes that participate in Unified Sports improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge and have fun, too!
Here is a list of the sports we offer:
Artistic Gymnastics Motor Activity Training
Athletics (Track & Field) Powerlifting
Badminton Rhythmic Gymnastics
Bocce Table Tennis
Cycling Unified Sports
Flag Football Volleyball
Special Olympics Louisiana values dedication and would like to honor the time many individuals have spent making a difference in the lives of our athletes. We truly appreciate their continued support of our movement and their efforts in changing the way Louisiana views our athletes.
Listed below are the individuals who have been chosen as the recipients of the 2016 Sports Awards. We would like to recognize the outstanding achievements of these individuals.
The efforts they exhibit today will benefit those with intellectual disabilities for the future. Special Olympics Louisiana has been proudly serving people for almost 49 years. We appreciate these people who strive to make a positive impact in our community and make a difference one hour at a time. Congratulations to our winners!
Outstanding Female Special Olympics Athlete
Outstanding Male Special Olympics Athlete
Outstanding Volunteer Award
Johanna E. Brescher Outstanding Games Volunteer
Riverdale Middle School
Outstanding State Corporate Benefactor
Outstanding Area Corporate Benefactor
Outstanding Civic Organization
Knights of Columbus
Outstanding Unified Partner
Outstanding Media- TV
Jay Grymes- WAFB
Outstanding Media- Radio
Rick Godley- Peach Radio 99.3 FM
Special Olympics Hall of Fame
Dr. A. N. Diodene
LETR Top Fundraiser
Lt. Col. Ward Webb
LETR Top Area
LETR Above and Beyond
Officer Becky White
For a full list of all the winners and a description of the awards please log onto the website at www.laso.org.
There are only a few days left to help Finish Line get even more athletes off of the bench & into the game!
For the fifth year in a row, Finish Line will be holding its annual holiday fundraising campaign benefiting Special Olympics from November 17 – December 25, 2016 at over 600 Finish Line stores across the United States. Finish Line is national partner of Special Olympics who provides support for fitness programming and robust volunteer support across the country.