Team LA is Headed to Seattle

blog 2

Team Louisiana is headed to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Washington. A delegation of 129 people from Louisiana are headed to the Games to compete. Comment below to wish them luck, follow their journey on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, or sign up for a daily results email here.

Advertisements

Throwback Thursday

SOLA Original 11 Athletes

In honor of our 50th anniversary taking place this year, here’s a picture of the original 11 athletes who attended the first Special Olympics Games at Soldier Field in Chicago in 1968. Find out more about our anniversary or donate in honor of the last 50 years.

Young Athletes

young athlete smiling

With the generous support of the Mattel Children’s Foundation, the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program is an innovative sports play program designed to introduce children with intellectual disabilities to the world of sports prior to their Special Olympics competition eligibility.

Designed for children ages 2 through 7, the Young Athletes Program is designed to strengthen physical development and self-esteem by building skills for future sports participation and socialization. These skills can also help increase the participant’s motor tracking and eye-hand coordination. The program encourages families to become involved as the child learns success through physical activity, all while connecting with their intellectually disabled child in unique ways.

Find out more about the program here.

Camp Shriver- Lafayette

IMG_1277

Camp Shriver Lafayette will take place Monday, June 18th, through Friday, June 22nd, from 9am-2pm. This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Evangeline, St. Landry, Acadia, Lafayette, Vermillion, Iberia, St. Martin, and St. Mary Areas.

Camp Shriver brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities for training and competition each summer.  The primary goals are to provide another level of challenge and promote inclusion.

To learn more about Camp Shriver and to register, please speak with your area coordinator.

 

Camp Shriver

IMG_0156
 Camp Shriver is back again this summer! Join us at one of the camps listed below!
Camp Shriver Baton Rouge
June 4-8, 2018
First Church of the Nazerene
9955 Old Hammond Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Camp Shriver Jefferson
June 6-8
Ree Alario Center
6900 Saints Dr
Metairie, LA 70003
This camp will feature athletes from the Bayouland area. Learn more about Camp Shriver. Please contact your area management team to register.

Camp Shriver Northwest
Princess Park (Shreveport, LA)
Camp Shriver Shreveport will take place Tuesday June 12th through Thursday June 14th from 9am-3pm. This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Cenla, and Red River Areas. To learn more about Camp Shriver and to register, please speak with your area coordinator.

Camp Shriver Lafayette
Heymann Recreational Center (Lafayette, LA)

Camp Shriver Lafayette will take place Monday, June 18th, through Friday, June 22nd,  from 9am-2pm. This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Evangeline, St. Landry, Acadia, Lafayette, Vermillion, Ibera, St. Martin, and St. Mary Areas. To learn more about Camp Shriver and to register, please speak with your area coordinator.

To learn more about Camp Shriver and to register, please click here.

Camp Shriver

IMG_0156
 Camp Shriver is back again this summer! Join us at one of the camps listed below!
Camp Shriver Baton Rouge
June 4-8, 2018
First Church of the Nazerene
9955 Old Hammond Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Camp Shriver Jefferson
June 6-8
Ree Alario Center
6900 Saints Dr
Metairie, LA 70003
This camp will feature athletes from the Bayouland area. Learn more about Camp Shriver. Please contact your area management team to register.

Camp Shriver Northwest
Princess Park (Shreveport, LA)
Camp Shriver Shreveport will take place Tuesday June 12th through Thursday June 14th from 9am-3pm. This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Cenla, and Red River Areas. To learn more about Camp Shriver and to register, please speak with your area coordinator.

Camp Shriver Lafayette
Heymann Recreational Center (Lafayette, LA)

Camp Shriver Lafayette will take place Monday, June 18th, through Friday, June 22nd,  from 9am-2pm. This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Evangeline, St. Landry, Acadia, Lafayette, Vermillion, Ibera, St. Martin, and St. Mary Areas. To learn more about Camp Shriver and to register, please speak with your area coordinator.

To learn more about Camp Shriver and to register, please click here.

Healthy Athletes

4627475982_468x223.jpg

Did you know Special Olympics Louisiana offers free health examinations for our athletes at our State Events?

Healthy Athletes is a large part of our organization.  Our athletes are screened through Special Smiles, Healthy Hearing, Health Promotion, Fit Feet, Fun Fitness, and Opening Eyes.  Our athletes are screened, free of charge, at our state competitions.  Athletes also receive a “goody” bag for Special Smiles and Health promotion filled with lots of great tools to keep up the good work! Come out and find the booths at our State Games!

Find out more information here.