Opening Ceremonies

At each of our state events we hold an Opening Ceremony.  This is where our athletes and delegations are introduced and the Games are declared open.  Another fun part of this event is the lighting of the cauldron.  Athletes and Law Enforcement deliver the torch into Opening Ceremonies and light the Flame of Hope.Flame

Have you ever attended one of our Opening Ceremonies?  If so, comment and tell us about your experience…  What did you like most about the evening?

On March 8th, State Indoor Games- Opening Ceremonies will be held on the LSU Parade Ground for 7pm.  We invite all to attend and take part in the inspiring event.

Hope to see you there!

Local representative goes to Korea

Ninoska Guggenheim, with Kenner Police Department, is the Louisiana representative at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games. She is taking part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg and will be running all over Korea spreading our message! Check out the LETR Final Leg site

noska final leg

Law Enforcement officials and Special Olympics athletes, unified together as a part of the Final Leg Team, will serve as true Guardians of the Flame™ and promote the powerful messages of inclusion, acceptance, and ability every step of our Final Leg journey to promote the 2013 Winter World Games. The 2013 Korea Final Leg Torch Run will be held from 21 January to 29 January 2013 culminating with the arrival of the Flame of Hope™ by the Guardians of the Flame, the Final Leg team in  Pyeongchang, Korea for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

National Police Week

This week is National Police Officer Week and our Law Enforcement Torch Run! Many of our friends in the media have provided coverage of our runs that have taken place all week, just a few of the ones we have seen are linked below. Be sure to check your local media website, because we have had lots of stations covering the events, they just might not have aired them yet. If you see one, please be sure to post!

2012 National Police Officer Week

New Orleans Fox 8 News coverage of the Orleans Run

Shreveport Times coverage of Northwest Run

KSLA News coverage of the Northwest Run

NBC33 coverage of the Bossier Run


Guardians of the Flame

2010 Law Enforcement Torch Run HammondThis week begins the 1,000 mile journey of the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) . The Torch Run is a year long endeavor in which law enforcement agencies from across Louisiana assist Special Olympics in various fundraising and public awareness events. This week, however they will deliver the “Flame of Hope” to the Opening Ceremonies of the State Summer Games on Friday night.

Today they have started from virtually every corner of the state, running the torch from parish to parish. So, if you see a group of Law Enforcement officers running down the road, don’t be alarmed…it’s just the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run!

– View the run routes to see when the torch will be in your area.
– Learn more about the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run.