USA Games

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The Special Olympics 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will take place July 1-6, around the University of Washington and the Seattle, Washington community. There are nearly 3,500 athletes and 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and delegates from all over the world expected to attend and compete in the 2018 USA Games. About 50,000 family, friends, and spectators are anticipated to attend.

Meet Team Louisiana

Team Louisiana will be a delegation of 129 ( 70 athletes, 27 unified partners, 32 coaches and official delegates) representing Special Olympics Louisiana. Our delegation will compete in the following sports: Athletics (Track & Field), Aquatics (Swimming),  Bocce,  Bowling,  Golf, Powerlifting, Tennis, Unified Basketball, Unified Softball, and Unified Flag Football. Meet the candidates for Team Louisiana’s Delegation.
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State Indoor Games

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WHAT: The 2018 Special Olympics Louisiana State Indoor Games.

WHEN & WHERE: March 2-3, 2018 in Baton Rouge, LA SPORTS: Bowling, Basketball, and Tennis

COMPETITION SCHEDULE: Competitions will be held on Saturday, March 3rd

Basketball from 8:00AM to 5:30PM Saturday, March 3rd

Bowling- All Star Lanes from 11:00AM to 3:00PM Saturday, March 3rd

Bowling- Circle Bowl from 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Basketball – Team Automotive Group Sportsplex

Tennis – Independence Park (Indoor & Outdoor Tennis Courts)

REGISTRATION: First Church of the Nazarene 9955 Old Hammond Hwy Baton Rouge, LA 70816

OPENING CEREMONIES: Opening Ceremonies will be held Friday, March 2nd at Team Automotive Group Sportsplex (7122 Perkins Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70808) at 7:00 PM.

HEALTHY ATHLETES: will be held at First Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 (9am-2pm)

VOLUNTEERS: A support staff of more than 1,000 volunteers will work at the Games. They will serve in jobs ranging from coaching, to food preparation, to officiating.

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.

Fall Classic Recap

The below paragraph is a guest post from SOLA Athlete, Channing Ewing, from our Northwest Area about this past weekends State Fall Classic in Lafayette, LA.IMG_5197

“I had a good time in Lafayette. The staff at Pelican Park did a great job. I really enjoyed their boudin balls at the concession stand. It was great to see all my friends again. I enjoyed meeting the new Director of Sports and Competition, Matt Gore.  The dance was blast as usual. I didn’t get a chance to go to Olympic Town this year, but I hope that I can next year.”

– Channing

Thank you to all of our athletes, coaches, partners, sponsors, volunteers, etc. that made State Summer Games a success! We couldn’t have done it without you!

 

Pictured above are SOLA Athletes Robert Eagle (left) and Channing Ewing (right).