Gymnast Goes For Gold

Macy is a Special Olympics Athlete from Texas who recently received a unique gift from some helpful students at Rice University.  “Rice University engineering students got a chance to show their stuff on Saturday, from flight apps to biomedical creations, a showcase on campus featured inventions made by the students. But one creative idea will help a Special Olympics gymnast stand on her own,” reported ABC 13 in Houston.  

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Click here to see a video of Macy on the balance beam!

Steven Tookes and 2013 NBA All-Star Game

Local Special Olympics Louisiana athlete, Steven Tookes recently played in the Special Olympics and NBA Unified Basketball Game. Steven was a standout scoring 17 points out of the teams total of 55! Read the full release

Watch Steven’s interview after the game below.

NBA and Special Olympics Team Up

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Special Olympics announced yesterday the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Game, which will take place as part of 2013 NBA All-StarSteven Tookes in Houston.  With support from The Coca-Cola Company, the game will tip off on Center Court at NBA All-Star Jam Session on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2:00 PM CST, prior to the 62nd NBA All-Star Game that evening. This year’s Unified Sports Basketball Game will feature 12 Special Olympics athletes, including Special Olympics Louisiana athlete Steven Tookes, playing alongside NBA Legends. Read the full release

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