LSU vs. Tulane Unified Basketball Game Recap

The LSU vs Tulane Special Olympics Unified Rivalry Series Basketball game was held on Saturday, February 4th. The event was held at the Reily Center on Tulane University’s Uptown campus. Unified teams were made up of both Special Olympics Louisiana athletes and students from Louisiana State University and Tulane University. Tulane won the game with a score of 26-4 over LSU.

Special Olympics Unified Sports is an initiative that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Age and ability matching of athletes and Partners is defined on a sport-by-sport basis.

Special Olympics wants to create the next generation of individuals who through their connections, technology, concern and action will shape the world to one of respect and acceptance. To make sure all young adults have access to sporting opportunities, Special Olympics is taking an active interest in expanding our collegiate programming. The Unified Sports Rivalry Series was created to connect Unified Sports and our athletes to a high profile collegiate rivalry sports games.

Click here for more information on the game.
Click here for more information on Special Olympics Rivalry Series.

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Camp Shriver: Shreveport

IMG_0156.JPGCamp Shriver Shreveport begins Tuesday, June 21, 2016, and will continue through Thursday, June 23 , 2016.  Athletes and partners from the Northwest Area come together at the SPAR Recreation Center for a few days of fun activities. Athletes of all skill levels are attending. Camp Shriver brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities for training and competition.  Athletes learn new sports skills, improve individual sport performance, participate in individual and team sports, build friendships and have fun with camp volunteers.

Welcome Mary Davis as Special Olympics International CEO!

Welcome Mary Davis as Special Olympics CEO!

Pasdsa.jpglease join us and the entire Special Olympics movement in congratulating Mary Davis who, as of May 12, officially became CEO of Special Olympics!

Mary has been serving as acting CEO since last fall, taking on the role with enthusiasm and efficiency, in addition to continuing on as Regional President and Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia.

We echo Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver’s words: “Her dedication to our movement has been an inspiration to me and many of you for years, and I have full confidence that we will continue to benefit from her extraordinary leadership for years to come.”

Read the full message from Tim Shriver about Mary’s appointment

Finish Line

We want to thank Finish Line for helping create inclusion for athletes of all abilities!  From now through December 31st, the Finish line Youth Foundation will donate funds collected from customers in over 600 Finish Line stores to Special Olympics.  Please visit a local store today.

Check out Finish Line Youth Foundation by clicking here!

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