With the generous support of the Mattel Children’s Foundation, the 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 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.
It’s our favorite day of the week — Medal Monday!
Share a picture of your favorite athlete with their medals!
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It’s #Giving2Play day and we want to give athletes the chance to Play Sports, Play Healthy, and Play Unified. This #GivingTuesday donate now and your gift will be MATCHED.
Your donation will give 2 times the health exams, support twice the amount of Louisiana athletes live their dream, and give double the number of sports equipment and attire.
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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!
It’s our favorite day of the week over here at Special Olympics Louisiana. It’s medal Monday! Comment below with a picture of you and your medals!