Louisiana among the elite “Guardians of the Flame”

James Virgil with youth in New JerseyBefore a single Special Olympics athlete approaches the starting line of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games June 14-21 in New Jersey, an elite group of individuals will serve as the “Guardians of the Flame” on a once in a lifetime journey. Officer James Virgil with the Kenner Police Department is among those who will make up the prestigious “Final Leg” team of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Law Enforcement Torch Run.

The Final Leg team consists of 52 law enforcement officers representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia and six Special Olympics athletes who will conduct multiple, extensive runs and ceremonies in cities, towns and communities in and around New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, June 11-15, raising awareness about the 2014 USA Games and Special Olympics. The Final Leg culminates with the Final Leg Team delivering the Flame of Hope to the 2014 USA Games’ Opening Ceremony at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on June 15. Learn more about the 2014 SO USA Games.

Learn more about the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run

Learn more about the International Law Enforcement Torch Run

2014 Special Olympics USA Games App

Do you want to stay connected with the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games?  If so, head over to the USA Games website or go to the App Store or Google Play so you can download the official app today!  The app features event info, schedules, maps, social media links, and athlete profiles!  This is a great way to stay connected to USA Games from any location.USA Games App

When you download the app, be sure to search the athlete profiles for Team Louisiana!

Uniform Ready

Today, we had a house full of volunteers helping pack our 100+ athletes, partners, and coaches bags for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.  We want to give a huge thanks to all that helped! 2014 USA Games Uniform Packing

There is still time to donate to Team Louisiana.  You can do so by clicking here or calling 1-800-345-6644.

Meet Team Louisiana here.

It’s the Final Stretch & We need YOU

2014 Special Olympics USA GamesIt’s the Final Stretch! Team Louisiana will be heading to New Jersey in a week. Our delegation has been practicing, training and keeping fit. The bags are almost packed and they are ready to go and represent our state. Team Louisiana has done their part, but we need help from you. We still have money to raise to send the team to the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. If you are going, know someone who is going, or just want to help, please donate! With your help, Team Louisiana will know that we are behind them and want them to bring home the Gold!

There are a few ways to donate…

1.  Donate online by clicking here.

2.  Call our office at 1-800-345-6644 and say you want to donate to Team Louisiana.

YOU can be a part of Team Louisiana’s journey by making a financial contribution TODAY! Please share. #2014USAGames

 

Team Louisiana is ready to take on the Nation

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games are in 12 days and Team Louisiana is ready! Listen to Brock (also known as HOD), Craig (also known as A HOD), and Samantha our Youth Leader talk about the events leading up to and during the games in this podcast.

If you would like to donate to Team Louisiana, please click here. Every contribution counts!

40 Days till 2014 USA Games

We are fast approaching the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games!  Over the next 40 days Team Louisiana will be training hard and working toward the goal of bringing home the gold in New Jersey.

Our 101 athletes, partners, and coaches are ready to take the journey, but need your help!  If you have a business or part of an organization, we want you to be a part of helping our athletes get to USA Games by sponsoring one or more of our athletes.  It will cost us $1,000 per delegation member to send to New Jersey.

For more information about Team Louisiana, click here or you can also donate to Team Louisiana by clicking here.  If you have any questions, please click here.

Be sure to check out a video featuring our athletes below!

 

2014 USA Games + Team Louisiana = CHAMPIONS

Team Louisiana is getting ready to compete on a national stage this summer! Meet the 101 members who will represent our state this June in New Jersey!

It will cost $100,000 to send the delegation to New Jersey, if you would like to make a donation, visit the Team’s donation page. Every little bit helps!