VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

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Volunteers are needed for the 2016 State Summer Games in Hammond! This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Athletics (Track & Field), Bocce, Powerlifting, and Unified Volleyball at Southeastern Louisiana University Friday, May 20- Sunday, May 22.

Click here for more information and to register to volunteer!

Champions Together Breakfast

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 Special Olympics Louisiana Reveal the Champion Breakfast presented by the Louisiana River Pilots’ Association this morning!

These guests were asked to Reveal the Champion in themselves and in our Special Olympics Louisiana athletes. This event is one of Special Olympics’ annual campaigns. Participants were invited to a breakfast that raised awareness and engaged the community by showcasing some of the unique programs Special Olympics Louisiana has to offer. Thank you to all of our sponsors and guests on making the event a great success!

 

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EKS Day is Tomorrow!

The fifth annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day will take place tomorrow, September 27, 2014!  This global call to action is for people to live in a more inclusive society.  Not only through sports, but also in the community.  EKS with Football players

We encourage all of our followers to go out tomorrow and take part in a Unified event, take some pictures, and leave a comment on this post about your day.

Learn more about EKS Day here.

 

Everyone across Louisiana

Camp Shriver Unified partnersOften times people think Special Olympics Louisiana is a one time sporting event for those with intellectual disabilities….however, we are MUCH more than that. This year alone we will host close to 100 competitions in various areas of Louisiana. We are not only for those with intellectual disabilities (our athletes) but we are for EVERYONE. Family members, coworkers, community members, etc. can be unified partners, coaches, volunteers, etc. No matter what the age, race, gender, etc. we have a spot for you! Don’t know where to start? Start here, you won’t regret it!

A Royal Celebration

Special Olympics Great Britain Gymnastics Coach Jane Whetnall has been awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)  for outstanding service to the disability sport community. The MBE is awarded for a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community or for local ‘hands-on’ service which stands out as an example to other people.

She remarks, “I was especially thrilled that it was Prince William who presented the MBE. He talked to me about disability sport and the fact I would be taking the Great Britain Special Olympics Rhythmic Gymnastic team to LA 2015.” Read the full story on Special Olympics Great Britain’s website

Congratulations to one of our very own

Glenn Drude Options breakfastSpecial Olympics Louisiana staff member and previous athlete, Glenn Drude, Jr. was recognized today by Options, Inc. for his outstanding work in Special Olympics Louisiana. He was honored at a breakfast this morning along with several other individuals with intellectual disabilities in the community who have been employed for several years. Glenn currently holds the title as the individual who has been serving the community the longest, 26 years! Glenn is the Office Assistant here at the Special Olympics Louisiana State Office and does a variety of jobs. We are proud of his accomplishment and honored to have him in our family.

North Carolina Family gets ‘Special’ Note

A family was out to dinner Friday night in Rowan County, North Carolina.  Along with the family was 8 year old Riley.  During the course of the evening Riley, “began to get a little rowdy.”Photo of note given to England family (Photo source: Ashley England)

By the end of the meal, a tearful waitress brought the bill to the family, but stated that another customer had paid for the meal!  The note read “God only gives special children to special people.”

Read the full article here.

What can you do for someone in your community?