NAME: Emily Rachal
HOME TOWN: Alexandria, LA
SPORTS: Basketball, Baseball, & Bowling
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.
It’s all about Laissez Les Bon Temps Bowlé! You and your 3 closest buds, co-workers, or family members get the chance to bowl with local celebrities and show them who the true champion really is! Join us June 11, 2017 at Colonial Bowling Lanes, 6601 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, LA 70123. Help us change the lives of thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Special Olympics Louisiana.
Plus: Raffle and auction items signed by local celebrities! Tons of great prizes provided by local businesses and a day packed with great food, music and company!
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
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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