StWtEtW is coming soon!

2014 StWtEtW with Jed CollinsSpread the Word to End the Word (StWtEtW) national day of recognition is March 5th! Join New Orleans Saints Fullback, Jed Collins and pledge not to use the r-word (retard) anymore! Visit www.r-word.org to pledge and see what you can do on March 5th to take a stand. The Special Olympics Louisiana state office has wristbands, stickers, buttons, etc. for any schools or groups who want to raise awareness and eradicate the use of the r-word! Contact us

Jed Collins Joins our Team!

The New Orleans Saints Fullback, Jed Collins, has been announced as the Special Olympics Louisiana Ambassador! Jed has been volunteering for Special Olympics for over a year and now has the responsibility of promoting inclusion and respect for athletes with intellectual disabilities. He said, “Being a member of the New Orleans Saints family for the last year has been incredible for me and now getting to be a part of things like this and give back a little bit means even more.” We are very excited to welcome him to our team!

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Athlete’s point of view

Northwest Area athlete and Athlete Leadership Council memNW Channing Ewing with Jed Collinsber, Channing Ewing reflects on this past weekend’s State Summer Games: “I really enjoyed hanging around all of the dignitaries and sitting by New Orleans Saints Fullback, Jed Collins at Opening Ceremonies. I even got to say the Athlete Oath in front everybody which was cool. I thought the bands that played before opening ceremonies and at the dance were amazing and wonderful!!!!  I even thought that the cars at the Golden Oldies Classic Car were awesome!! I really liked getting to meet the football players.”

If you attended the recent State Summer Games, what are your thoughts?

Summer Games Wrap Up

State Summer Games is officially over…the weather was beautiful, the smiles were contagious and the energy was up!  Over all we awarded, 441 Gold Medals, 340 Silver Medals, 251 Bronze Medals, 161 4th Place Ribbons, 57 5th Place Ribbons, 12 6th Place Ribbons and 1 7th Place Ribbons.

We want to thank all the athletes, coaches, families, officials and volunteers that made this past weekend possible. Big thanks goes to Mrs. Rosa Dunn, Mistress of Ceremonies, New Orleans Saints Jed Collins, Honorary Coach and all the other dignitaries that came to cheer on our athletes. Of course, this event would not have been possible without financial support from our State Games Sponsors:
Mission Partners: Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run and the  Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
Program Partner: Walmart
Platinum Sponsor: Knights of Columbus
Medallion Sponsors: Lafayette Rotary Club South and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
Gold Medal Sponsor: Smitty Supply, Inc.
Silver Sponsors: MidSouth Bank and Procter & Gamble Distributing Company
Bronze Sponsors: Hood Northlake Chevrolet- Drive It Forward Campaign, Huntington Ingalls Industries, The Fred B. and Ruth B. Zigler Foundation, W & T Offshore, and
New Orleans Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run
2012 SSG Sunglasses with LaGrange Group

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Now we move on to Camp Shriver’s and Fall Classic

2012 State Summer Games Video

View our Picture Video from the recent 2012 State Summer Games!

Trip Advisor 2012SSG video photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see all the photos, visit our Facebook photo album

State Summer Games athlete viewpoint

CHanning and other NW Volleyball players

Channing (far left)

Here are a few words from Northwest Area athlete, Channing Ewing about State Summer Games this past weekend.

“I had a blast this year!! I really enjoyed meeting Jed Collins of the New Orleans Saints at the opening ceremonies. The jazz band at the opening ceremonies were amazing. They reminded me of new Orleans. I had a lot of fun playing volleyball with my unified partners. They were awesome!!! I learned so much from them!! I also loved Olympic town and enjoyed meeting the Southeastern Louisiana University Football and Baseball players. As usual, the dance was a blast!!!”

Channing
Athlete Leadership Council- Northwest Representative

Stay up to date with Kevin and Craig

Sports and Competitions Director, Kevin Collins and Volunteer and Program Management Director, Craig Oser talk about the upcoming State Summer Games and all the latest news and events!

Welcome New Orleans Saints Jed Collins

We are proud to welcome New Orleans Saints Fullback, Jed Collins toJed Collins at SOL Bowl the Special Olympics Louisiana family! Jed and his wife Kira will be joining us for many upcoming endeavors and the first is State Summer Games. Jed will serve as the official 2012 State Summer Games Honorary Coach.

Please join us and welcoming them to the SOLA family!

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SOL Bowl Wrap up

Yesterday, the 10th Annual SOL Bowl took place at Colonial Bowling Lanes in Harahan, LA.  Local Celebrities came out to bowl for Special Olympics Louisiana.  Current Saints players, Jed Collins, Matt Tennant and Malcolm Jenkins headlined the event.  Other celebrities included WWLTV’s Doug Mouton, WDSU TV Travers & Fletcher Mackel, Randi Rousseau, and Scott Walker.  FOX 8’s own Jessica Holly was also in attendance. WIST Radio Brian Alle Walsh and Larry Holder bowled a few frames, too.  Former NFL, MLB, and NBA stars were also in attendance including Gary Barbaro.

Twelve companies came out to the event and competed.  Thank you to the following companies for your support of Special Olympics Louisiana:  B & K Construction, Barbaro Family, Cox Communications, Harahan Police Department, Irish Channel St. Patricks Day Club, Kenner Wal-Mart, Laser Amusement, Legette Construction, Otto Candies, LLC, RJK Insurance Services, Skanska MAPP, and Treasure Chest Casino.

The biggest celebrities of the day were our Special Olympics Louisiana Athletes!  Our athletes competed along side the pro-athletes and did a great job!

Check out this WWLTV spot on SOL Bowl!  Be sure to follow us on Twitter, @SOLouisiana, to see what all the buzz was about at SOL Bowl.