Camp Shriver

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Camp Shriver Shreveport will kick off tomorrow, Tuesday, June 13th through Thursday, June 15th from 8am-2pm at Princess Park.

This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Cenla, and Red River Areas. 

Camp Shriver Bayouland will also take place Thursday, June 15 through Saturday, June 17 at Bourg Gym, 4411 Eldred Street, Bourg, LA 70343

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

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Did you know that Special Olympics Louisiana offers 19 different sports?

img_0081Special 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:

Swimming                                Horseshoes
Artistic Gymnastics               Motor Activity Training
Athletics (Track & Field)      Powerlifting
Badminton                               Rhythmic Gymnastics
Basketball                                 Softball
Bocce                                          Table Tennis
Bowling                                      Tennis
Cycling                                       Unified Sports
Flag Football                             Volleyball
Golf

Click here to find out more information about our Sports offered.

Click here for more information about our Unified Sports.

 

Sports Award Winners Announced

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!

Award Winner
Outstanding Female Special Olympics Athlete Emily Hinrichs
Outstanding Male Special Olympics Athlete Christopher  Blanchard
Outstanding Volunteer Award Charmaine Welborne
Johanna E. Brescher Outstanding Games Volunteer Evan Gautier
Outstanding Family Vielman Family
Outstanding Coach Elaine Durbin
Outstanding School Riverdale Middle School
Outstanding State Corporate Benefactor CITGO
Outstanding Area Corporate Benefactor Kohl’s
Outstanding Civic Organization Knights of Columbus
Outstanding Unified Partner Krysta Cotten
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 Capital 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.

Finish Strong with Finish Line!

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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.

Learn how you can help them too: http://bit.ly/2eGqdlu.

3x Match until Midnight!

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You can TRIPLE your impact this holiday season, but only until tonight at midnight! Your triple-matched gift can help three times as many athletes find the champion within.

Today, your gift to our 48-Hour Triple-Match Campaign will help athletes in Louisiana and worldwide. We can’t continue our great work without your help. Can we count on you?

PS: Every gift will be triple matched and is also 100% tax deductible. Don’t miss out!