A Special Olympics 1st

Hayes Howell Bronze medal in BowlingSpecial Olympics Louisiana Capital Area athlete, Hayes Howell has been chosen to compete in the 2012 North Pointe Junior Gold Championships! This is a HUGE honor as Hayes is the first Special Olympics athlete to ever qualify for this tournament!

The tournament will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 14-20, 2012. The North Pointe Junior Gold Championships is an annual national tournament for the top male and female youth bowlers in the United States. The tournament awards $250,000 in scholarships and youth bowlers also have the opportunity to earn a spot on Junior Team USA. Hayes is one of 14 boys who will represent Louisiana in this competition in the under 20 yrs. old category. Hayes’ scores from previous prestigious tournaments have qualified him to attend this national championship. After speaking with Hayes, he remarks that he is “very excited and proud” to be attending.

2012 Sports Awards Banquet

Each year Special Olympics Louisiana recognizes outstanding individuals, companies, and organizations that make a significant contribution to the Special Olympics program.  This year, 13 individuals or groups will be awarded for their contributions to Special Olympics Louisiana in 2011. Winners will be honored at the “Spirit of Special Olympics Sports Awards Banquet”, July 21, 2012 at the FOP Wedding and Reception Hall in Baton Rouge, LA. This event is being sponsored by Extreme Catering, LLC.

F. CARL ROWAN OUTSTANDING CIVIC ORGANIZATION
The Knights of Columbus St. Peter Council #12906
JOHANNA P. BRESCHER OUTSTANDING GAMES VOLUNTEER
Tommy Raborn
OTTO P. ESTES MEMORIAL FAMILY AWARD
The Moore Family
OUTSTANDING SOLA COACH
Shirley Green
OUTSTANDING SOLA FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Patricia “Patty” Westrope
OUTSTANDING SOLA MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Steven Tookes
OUTSTANDING MEDIA – PRINT
Alexandria Town Talk
OUTSTANDING MEDIA – RADIO
Guaranty Broadcasting
OUTSTANDING SCHOOL
Sulphur High School
ELLEN KING GILLENTINE MEMORIAL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Dan Ramos
LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN TOP RUNNER
James Virgil
LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN TOP AREA
Jefferson Area Kenner Police Department
HALL OF FAME
Glenn  Drude, Jr.

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