NAME: Emily Rachal HOME TOWN: Alexandria, LA SPORTS: Basketball, Baseball, & Bowling AGE: 28 YEARS INVOLVED: 1
Q Are you employed? A Yes. I work at the Rapides Arc doing warehouse work using tools and fulfilling contracts with factories. I have been working there for 1 year. Q What is your favorite Special Olympics memory? A My favorite memories are travelling to competitions, making friends, and getting to bowl. I am much more social now that I’m involved in Special Olympics.
Q What are some of your hobbies? A I love to shop for clothes. I also love to play the card game UNO.
Q What are your goals? A I want to become a professional bowler.
Special Olympics offers numerous Olympic-type individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with and without intellectual disabilities. There are several sports that Special Olympics Louisiana offers but does not hold competitions in due to availability or other environmental factors.
Listed below are all the sports Special Olympics Louisiana has to offer:
Artistic Gymnastics Equestrian
Athletics (Track & Field) Flag Football
Badminton Football (Soccer
Bowling Motor Activity Training
Rhythmic Gymnastics Softball Table Tennis
Tennis Unified Sports Volleyball
We’re super excited to announce that Special Olympics will be back for our annual NBA Cares Unified Basketball Game at#NBAAllStar! NBA All Star Weekend is taking place in New Orleans, LA this weekend and we are thrilled to take part in the festivities!
Stay tuned for more information about our East & West teams, with players from all over the world (Including a few SOLA athletes!), as well as an announcement around our unified partners & coaches!
March is only a month away and that means Special Olympics Louisiana’s 2017 State Indoor Games will be here before you know it. Opening Ceremony will begin on March 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Team Automotive Group Sportsplex in Baton Rouge. The competitions and events will last the whole weekend and end March 5th at 2:00 pm. All events will be free and open to the public, including all competitions.
The competitions our athletes will be participating in will be Basketball, Bowling, and Tennis. It includes male and female athletes from across the state.
State Indoor games brings in a wide variety of athletes and families from across Louisiana. It will be a fun weekend for our athletes to show off their skills. A support staff of more than 1,000 volunteers will work at the Games serving in jobs ranging from coaching, to food preparation, to officiating. What better way to spend a weekend with friends and family, working with the community to support such a great event!
Special 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:
Artistic Gymnastics Motor Activity Training
Athletics (Track & Field) Powerlifting
Badminton Rhythmic Gymnastics
Bocce Table Tennis
Cycling Unified Sports
Flag Football Volleyball
Just a reminder- State Indoor Games is coming up the weekend of March 3rd-5th in Baton Rouge, LA. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 7 pm at Team Automotive Group Sportsplex and events will span throughout the whole weekend. Athletes will be competing in Basketball, Tennis, and Bowling.
We urge everyone to come out and support our athletes by being Fans in the Stands on Friday, March 3rd!
Special Olympics Louisiana will host a Unified Rivalry Basketball Game Saturday, February 4th at 10:45 AM- 12:00 PM. Come join us at the Reily Center on Tulane’s Uptown Campus for a rivalry game between Tulane and LSU students and special olympics athletes!
We want to pack our stands so if you would like to know more information
Do you want to give back to your community? Do you need service hours?
Volunteers are needed for the 2017 State Indoor Games being held March 3-5, 2017. Events will be held across Baton Rouge. Find a time and location to volunteer that works best for your schedule at the link below.