Happy Friday!

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.” -Wilferd a. peterson

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Download the FREE Special Olympics USA App
In just one short week Special Olympics USA will travel to Los Angeles to represent our country at the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world this year.
Be sure to download the Special Olympics USA app to stay up to date on the action! The app puts team member bios, schedules, maps, photos, social media info and more right at your fingertips. The Special Olympics USA App is the best way to get info, breaking news, updates, and exclusive features like photo sharing and social media, for the duration of the Games.

The app is live now, so download it today!

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The app is great whether you’re attending the Games in person or keeping up with Special Olympics USA from afar!

State Summer Games Recap

The below is a guest post from Athlete Channing Ewing from our Northwest Area about State Summer Games.

I certainly had fun in HammondChanning Ewing 2014 this past weekend. I got to meet Jay Ladner (Southeastern Louisiana Men’s Basketball Coach), Pete Panepinto (Mayor of Hammond), David Vitter (US Senator), and David Ducre (LSU Football Player). It was great getting to see Gordy Rush again (he came to watch me play basketball in Baton Rouge and got me a ticket to the Tiger Tour). As usual, I enjoyed the Dance and Olympic Town which I usually can’t do during State Indoor Games. I really enjoyed it.

NFL Raffle Drawing is This Friday!

This Friday at 9:00am CST, live on the “Johnny in the Morning Show” on Tangi 96.5, we will draw the winning ticket for the NFL Raffle!  2015 NFL Raffle

The lucky winner will receive:

  • Round trip airfare to Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • A 4 day/3 night hotel stay.
  • Invitation to the pre-game VIP hospitality party.
  • Upper level end zone/ corner game tickets.

There is still time to purchase your tickets, but hurry, tickets must be purchased by THIS Thursday!  Call 1-800-345-6644 to get your tickets today.

More info here.

State Fall Classic is Coming Soon!

State Fall Classic is a little over three (3) weeks away!  Over 400 athletes will compete in aquatics, horseshoes, and softball.  Events will take place at Pelican Park in Carencro and the Robicheaux Center in Lafayette.  Also on the agenda is Healthy Athletes, which will provide free health screenings to our athletes, Olympic Town, which will showcase fun Games, and the Victory Dance, which will be a fun time for all of our athletes.  All of these events will take place at Carencro High.Fall Classic

As with any of our events, we rely on great volunteers!  If you would like to volunteer for State Fall Classic, please click here.

Also, competitions are free and open to the public!  We invite you to come cheer on our athletes as they compete for the Gold, beginning with Opening Ceremonies on Friday, October 17th for 7pm at Pelican Park.  Come out and be a Fan in the Stands!

We hope to see you there!