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At our recent State Summer Games we had the privilege of meeting and learning about Special Olympics Louisiana Acadiana athlete, Allix Chapman. Allix is from Lafayette and competes in bowling, athletics, basketball, and volleyball. She is an outstanding bowler. She was on her school bowling team and competed in the semi-regional tournament as an individual in 2012.
She graduated from St. Thomas More Catholic High School in May 2013 and Allix’s mother wanted to keep her active. In October 2013, she enrolled her into cake decorating classes. Since then Allix has truly found her talent and passion. Her mother remarks, “Allix is now 21, when she was young the doctors thought she would be noncommunicable. At age 5, she said her first word. Cake decorating has given her so much confidence! Special Olympics and cake decorating has turned her into the social butterfly she is now.”
Aside from decorating beautiful cakes, Allix has compassion for others. She lives close by a homeless shelter that houses 120 women and children. Every month Allix finds out the birthdays of the women and children in that month and what they like. She then personally bakes and decorates them a cake and hand delivers it to them on their birthday! She also bakes hundreds of cupcakes and distributes them at the St. Joseph Diner for the less fortunate. Recently, Allix was hired part time by Indulge Bakery in Lafayette where she will continue to perfect her skills and help others.
Read more and see more pictures on the blog written by Allix’s cousin, Learning by Paradox.
Allix has also teamed up with My Special Day, a nonprofit that makes cakes for underprivileged kids and homeless shelters. www:Facebook.com/myspecialdayproject
There is still time to participate in the 12th Annual SOL Bowl. With the tagline, “Laissez les bon temps bowle!” (Let the good times bowl!) the event will take place this weekend at Colonial Bowling Lanes in Harahan, Louisiana.
Team up with past and present NFL, NBA and MLB players, as well as, local news and sports media personalities to bowl for a good cause! Special Olympics Louisiana, The NFL Players Association, Kenner and Harahan Police Departments, invite businesses and the community to register their team. This event joins businesses with local celebrities and SOLA athletes all bowling together while enjoying a day of fun, food, and music.
The event is open to the public and will be held on Sunday, May 18th at 11:30am to 3:00pm at Colonial Bowling Lanes in Harahan, Louisiana. There will be food, drinks, raffle items, awards for those who bowl a strike and a silent auction. Participants looking to join in on the fun can contact Maria Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-345-6644.
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The 11th annual Special Olympics Louisiana SOL Bowl will take place on Sunday, April 21st at Colonial Bowling Lanes in Harahan, LA. This fundraising event will feature local celebrities, a silent auction, and of course, some of our Special Olympics Louisiana Athletes! This is a great opportunity to come support us and have fun while doing so.
Gather your team for four (4) and register today! Spots are limited so don’t wait! If you have questions or need additional info you can give us a call at 1-800-345-6644.
You can also volunteer for this event.