Florida Parishes Area Trivia Night!

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The Florida Parishes Area Trivia Night is TONIGHT!

Throughout the night you will be inspired as you hear from Special Olympics Louisiana athletes and parents why they believe in the power of our movement. You will be asked to give in a way you believe can offer a higher quality of life for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Florida Parishes Area.

This is a fundraiser for the Florida Parishes Area and will be held at the Hammond Police Union Hall in Hammond, LA.  The cost is $25 per person or $200 per table (8 people).

For more information call 1-800-345-6644.

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Trivia Night!

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Our annual trivia nights are almost here!

The Florida Parishes Area Trivia Night is Friday, August 24th at the Hammond Police Union Hall and begins at 6:00 pm. Sponsorship opportunities are available!  Please contact Charlie Courville at 1-800-345-6644 for more information.

The Northwest Area Trivia Night is Saturday, August 25th at Elks Lodge in Shreveport and begins at 5:30 pm. For more information about this fundraiser please contact Jim Bates.

Attention St. Tammany!

Volleyball Team With Play Unified Ball

Special Olympics Louisiana is starting a new team in St. Tammany Parish called the Florida Parishes Pride. This sports program will give opportunities to local children and adults with intellectual disabilities who may already participate in our program through schools or agencies and will also welcome new members who have never participated in Special Olympics. This program will concentrate on developing a positive atmosphere in the community for people with intellectual disabilities and their families.  Athletes, coaches, and family members will experience the joy of competing against athletes around the state and the nation. Athletes will work towards advancement to higher level competitions such as area invitationals, state competitions, and USA Games. The Special Olympics Sports Day scheduled on Saturday, November 12, has been postponed until a later date. 

If you are interested or have questions please contact:
Kenny Moore
985-264-6150
kmoore649@aol.com

Florida Parishes Trivia Night

Gather your family, friends, and co-workers and register for the Florida Parishes Trivia Night!  This is the 1st annual Trivia Night in the area and it is sure to be a great time!2015 FP Area trivia flyer

Trivia Night will take place on Saturday, July 25th at the Ponchatoula Lions Club in Ponchatoula, LA.  The evening will kick off for 6pm with food and drinks and the Trivia will promptly kick off for 7pm.  It is $20 a person or $200 per table of 10 people.  Individuals may register and will be put on a team, however, teams are strongly encouraged to register.  Dinner is included in the price of the tickets!  There will also be music and a dessert auction to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Sponsorships are also available, click here for more info.

Don’t wait, register TODAY!

The Other Side of the Gold Medal…Diana Brownlee

Name:  Diana R. Brownlee  Florida Parishes Area Director Diana Brownlee with athlete
Title (within Special Olympics): Florida Parishes Area Director
What do you do:  You name it and I do it.  There are many tasks that an area director has to do but since I am getting older the Florida Parishes management team has taken over most tasks with planning and organizing competitions.  I put entries in GMS (Games Management System), attend meetings, pass on info to coaches, etc.
Age: 61
City: Hammond, LA
Favorite Special Olympics sport and why:   Horseshoes. I Love to visit Lafayette where the state competition is.
# of years has been involved with Special Olympics:   Since 1980
Have you ever attended World or National Games?   Yes, both
If so, when and where:  1983 International Games in Baton Rouge, LA
1987 Notre Dame, Indiana
1995 New Haven, CT
1999 Raleigh, NC
2006 attended National Games in Ames, Iowa as a power lifting coach.
Anything you would like to say about it: It was a great experience
What is a Fun Fact about working with Special Olympics?  The most rewarding experience is the excitement from the athletes when the athletes see you.
Interesting story that happened at or during Special Olympics?  We have an athlete who moved here from New Jersey to live with her brother who lives in Slidell.  Her mother was very sick when they moved here.  The summer games after her mother passed away, she said a prayer to her mother before she stared her race and when she finished first she looked up to heaven and told her mother she did that for her.  She ran over and hugged me for letting her come to Special Olympics and be able to do the race for her mom.
Family: I have a brother and a long haired Chihuahua (Roonie)