NAME: Gretchen Doyle
HOME TOWN: Destrahan, LA
SPORTS: Aquatics and Athletics.
YEARS INVOLVED: 6
Q: What are some ways you can improve?
A: I can listen to my coaches more.
Q: What is your secret to success?
A: Hard work and practice!
Q:What are the goals you have set for yourself?
A:Improving my personal best.
Q: What is your greatest achievement?
A: Winning medals in swimming.
- NAME: Artis Leary
- HOME TOWN: Shreveport, LA
- SPORTS: Softball, Basketball, Athletics, and Cycling.
- AGE: 20
- YEARS INVOLVED: 5
Q: What is your secret to success?A: Being myself is my secret to success!Q:What did you do to reach this level in Special Olympics?A: I am always friendly and I am always playing sports.Q: How does it make you feel when people use the R-word?A: It’s terrible. No one should ever feel that way.Q: What is your greatest achievement?A: Graduating from high school is my greatest achievement.
State Summer Games is right around the corner! May 20-22nd to be exact. The event will kick off on Friday, May 20th inside Southeastern’s Strawberry Stadium at 7:30pm for Opening Ceremonies. We invite all to attend to witness the Flame of Hope and the parade of athletes!
Then on Saturday athletes will compete in athletics, bocce, power lifting, and volleyball. ALL events are free and open to the public. Come cheer on our athletes as they compete!
There are still volunteer opportunities available. Please click here to register.
We can’t wait to see YOU at State Summer Games!
- NAME: Thomas Roberts
- HOME TOWN: Norco, LA
- SPORTS: Aquatics, Basketball, Athletics, & Bowling
- AGE: 18
- YEARS INVOLVED: 15
Q: What was life like before Special Olympics?
A: I didn’t play sports. I watched videos and read.
Q: What is a time you overcame something?
A: I overcame pain in my legs while running. Now I can run track.
Q: What is your greatest accomplishments?
A: Becoming a senior in high school, winning medals, and making new friends!
Q: What do you think are your secrets to success?
A: My secrets to success are exercising every day, staying happy, and praying.
NAME: Amy Latiolais
HOME TOWN: Lafayette, LA
SPORTS: T Ball, Bowling, and Athletics
YEARS INVOLVED: 20+
Q: What is your favorite memory from Special Olympics?
A: My favorite memory is making friends.
“The finish line is just the beginning to a whole new race.” ~Unknown