State Golf & Cycling

State Golf & Cycling will be held in Monroe, LA on April 19-20th!  Athletes will compete in Golf and cycling with the events taking place on separate days.  Over 150 athletes will take part in this event along with numerous volunteers.  State Golf

All events, including all competitions, are free and open to the public and we hope that YOU will be there to support our athletes!

View the fact sheet, venue information, and schedule by clicking here.

SOLA Athlete to Compete in Denmark

Special Olympics Louisiana golfer, Joel Murray, will compete this weekend in a Special Olympics Golf Tournament in Denmark at the Helsingor Golf Club!   He will be competing against twenty (20) other golfers from around the world and the tournament.  Joel-Murray

To learn more and to keep up with Joel’s results, click here.

Leave a comment to wish Joel Good Luck!

Special FOAM

5K Foam Fest 2014 FlyerFoam Fest is this weekend and the foam will be extra special! Don’t forget it is not too late to sign up…visit 5KFoamFest.com today to register. Only 3 days left! Remember, if you enter the code OLYMPICS, you will receive $30 off your registration!

Follow them on Facebook to check out the awesome photos and obstacles! Watch the video below to see this year’s obstacles.

Coaching Unified Sports

Bayouland Camp Shriver Unified sports playersThe National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) in conjunction with Special Olympics North America has created a new, free course titled “Coaching Unified Sports.” Check it out here

The course is very interactive and engaging. It features 4 different chapters including situational scenarios and testimonials (Kurt Warner & his wife are featured). After the course is fully completed, coaches receive a certificate stating that they completed the course. The best thing about the NFHS site is that you can take the course at your own pace. Some other unique features about the NFHS site is the “Coach Search” element and the Transcript feature. Signing up with the NFHS is free. Coaches taking this course will gain a general knowledge to successfully build an unified team.

Local athlete to compete Nationally

Special Olympics Louisiana West Monroe athlete, Joel Murray left today to participate in the AT&T National ProAm Golf Tournament. Joel is one of 4 Special Olympics athletes selected to attend this prestigious event. Joel’s father and long time caddy, Steve Murray is accompanying him.

To get ready for this event, Joel has been practicing every Monday and Wednesday. He has participated in two tournaments recently, including a Father and Son tournament. He has even been nicknamed a “Range Rat” by members of the local golf course, who are all rooting for him! After talking with Joel and his father before they left, Joel said, “I am very excited to play with professionals that I see on TV every weekend.” Joel is excited about the opportunity and hopes he gets to see his favorite golfer, Padre Harrington.

Steve and Joel Murray at NIT Golf Tournament

Steve and Joel Murray at the SO National Invitational Tournament

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