State Indoor Games

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.

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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!

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Did you know that Special Olympics Louisiana offers 19 different sports?

img_0081Special 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:

Swimming                                Horseshoes
Artistic Gymnastics               Motor Activity Training
Athletics (Track & Field)      Powerlifting
Badminton                               Rhythmic Gymnastics
Basketball                                 Softball
Bocce                                          Table Tennis
Bowling                                      Tennis
Cycling                                       Unified Sports
Flag Football                             Volleyball
Golf

Click here to find out more information about our Sports offered.

Click here for more information about our Unified Sports.

 

State Indoor Games

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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!

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State Indoor Games

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Special Olympics Louisiana State Indoor Games for 2017 will be hosted in Baton Rouge again this year on Friday, March 3rd- Sunday, March 5th.

We encourage community members and family to come out and attend Friday nights Opening Ceremony. We could not do it without all of our supporters!

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Volunteers Needed for State Indoor Games

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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.

Click here to register to volunteer.

2017 State Indoor Games

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The 2017 Special Olympics Louisiana State Indoor Games are coming to Baton Rouge! Nearly 500 athletes who have qualified from various local and area competitions will be able to participate in basketball, bowling, and tennis matches.  Opening Ceremonies will be held March 3rd at Team Automotive  Group Sportsplex beginning at 7:00 PM, with competitions following on March 4th and 5th.

There will be lots of entertainment over the weekend, including the arrival of the Olympic torch, the Parade of Athletes, the lighting of the Olympic Flame of Hope by Local Law Enforcement officers, and much more! We encourage all community members, family, and media to come out and support our SOLA athletes! All events, including all competitions, are free and open to the public.

For more information on registration and schedules, please visit our website.

Athlete Spotlight

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  • NAME: Stephen Harward
  • HOME TOWN: Hammond, LA
  • SPORTS: Softball, Bowling, & Basketball
  • AGE: 41
  • YEARS INVOLVED: 15 years

Q: Are you employed?
A: I have a job at a grocery store where i work as a stock boy. I have been there for 2 years.

Q:What are your interests and hobbies?
A: I am an LSU fan. I love to play video games and cut grass.

Q: What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?
A: I love going to the dances.

Q: What is your goal in life?
A: My goal is to keep working hard.