LSU Men’s Tennis Team

The LSU Men’s Tennis team welcomed some of our athletes yesterday, March 30th, to the Dub Robinson Tennis Stadium for their match with SEC opponent Florida.  At a break in action, our athletes were allowed on the court to throw LSU goodies into the stands.  After the game, our athletes were able to meet the LSU athletes and have a few photos snapped!  Thanks to LSU for making this possible for our athletes.

SOLA Athletes with LSU Tennis Team

University of New Orleans holds Basketball Camp

Yesterday, some of our athletes participated in a basketball camp hosted by the University of New Orleans.  Head Coach Slessinger, led the camp along with his assistant coaches and his players.

Our athletes started the camp with a warm-up followed by three rotations of skill performances.  Next, they were treated to a tour of the Lakefront Arena.  Then, they toured the locker room and video room, stopping for a quick video session.  Finally, the camp concluded with our athletes playing against the UNO players. Special Olympics Louisiana athletes took home the win!

Thanks to all of the coaches, players, and staff at UNO for hosting a great basketball camp.  We are already looking forward to the next one!

Read more here on what Coach Slessinger said about the camp.

What 1 person can do…

Who says one person can’t accomplish anything by themselves? They have not met Brian Morehouse and his “multiplier effect.” He encouraged all of his basketball players to volunteer for Special Olympics.

If Morehouse is a multiplier, then Division III afforded the factor last year when it encouraged all members to adopt Special Olympics as their outreach of choice.Now, just six months into the partnership, more than 4,000 student-athletes from about 50 schools representing more than 30 conferences have already raised almost $100,000 for the national nonprofit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletics competition in various Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. “My goal is to put it in our players’ hearts that they will move on from Hope and serve others in whatever capacity that might be – whether it’s through Special Olympics or a soup kitchen – that they would look for viable ways to serve others in their community,” he said. Read the full article.

Visit Division III Special Olympics website