2014 Calendar of Events is HERE!

2014 SOLA Calendar of eventsHave you seen the 2014 Calendar of Events yet? Don’t miss out! Save the dates now for your favorite Special Olympics Louisiana event. We have numerous events taking place every month around the state. From Aquatics to Young Athletes and much more in between…check out our 2014 Calendar here

 

 

 

Mark your Calendars

 

Social media has shown us that everyday is a National Day for something. Well, our friends over at Friendship Circle Blog have comprised a handy calendar to mark all the Special Needs Awareness days in 2014 sorted by season. Click here to see it (While you are there, check out their other resources and posts. They have great articles for those serving people with special needs.)

 

CEO Corner: Busy Times

CEO CornerPeople are busier today than ever.  The kids have to be shuffled from event to event, work day hours turn into night time hours, meals have to be prepared.  How can you give back to your community when you have so much to do? Is there ever time for fun? How do you decide to become involved in your community?  What does an organization do to make you feel needed and valued?

– Pat Carpenter Bourgeois,
President and CEO of Special Olympics Louisiana

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all! We sincerely appreciate the father’s that are involved in Special Olympics Louisiana whether it be as a coach, volunteer, etc. Thank you for all you do!

Did you know? Father’s day is celebrated in 127 countries!

Billy and Josh Parks at National Games

Billy & Josh Parks – 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games

A little history: Father’s Day was founded in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd,  from Spokane, Washington.  Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who reared his six children in Spokane, Washington. After hearing a sermon about Mother’s Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father’s birthday, the pastors hadn’t enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June. More