We Want You!

Calling all athletes, families, coaches, partners, and volunteers. This is your chance to shine!

One of our favorite things here at SOLA is hearing amazing stories from our Special Olympics community.

Please share your story with us. We want to know how you became involved with Special Olympics and what kind of difference it has made in your everyday life! You could even share your best photos from an event or competition.

We will even share some of your stories to our blog, Facebook, and Twitter!

You can post your stories or pictures into the comments below or email us!

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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.

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.