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
This past week, Special Olympics Louisiana sent a delegation of 6 to compete as part of Special Olympics USA in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California. Our Louisiana athletes worked hard to bring home 4 Gold medals, 1 Silver medal, 1 Bronze medal, 4 Fourth Place Ribbons, 2 Fifth Place Ribbons, 1 Seventh Place Ribbon, and 1 Eighth Place Ribbon. Thank you for all of your hard work and for making us proud!
There were nearly 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches, 30,000 volunteers and delegates from all over the world who to attended and competed in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. There were also about 500,000 family, friends, and spectators who came out to support the athletes. For more information about the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, or to donate visit our website at www.laso.org or contact us at 1-800-345-6644.
You can check out all of the pictures by clicking here.
SOLA athlete, Camrin Sandoz will be representing Special Olympics Louisiana when he travels to Washington, DC this weekend. Along with 12 others, Camrin was selected by Special Olympics to compete in the Quicken Loans National Pro-Am sponsored by Perfect Sense Digital. These athletes will be playing alongside PGA golf members at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia on Monday July 27, 2015. On Tuesday SO athletes will be teeing off at Creighton Farms along with First Tee youth golfers, Troops First veterans, and Perfect Sense Digital clients and employees. The remainder of the week the participants will be back at Robert Trent Jones to be greenside to watch the beginning rounds of the PGA event. They will even be able to walk the course and watch their favorite PGA players compete in the Quicken Loans tournament. Good Luck, Cam, we are proud of you!