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