State Summer Games

State Summer Games is right around the corner!  May 22-24th to be exact.  The event will kick off on Friday, May 22nd inside Southeastern’s Strawberry Stadium at 7:30pm for Opening Ceremonies.  We invite all to attend to witness the Flame of Hope and the parade of athletes!

Then on Saturday athletes will compete in athletics, bocce, power lifting, and volleyball.  ALL events are free and open to the public.  Come cheer on our athletes as they compete!

There are still volunteer opportunities available.  Please click here to register.

We can’t wait to see YOU at State Summer Games!

State Summer Games

State Summer Games is coming up the May 22-24th in Hammond, LA on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University!  Athletes will compete in athletics, bocce, power lifting, and volleyball.Featured image

We encourage all to attend our Opening Ceremonies on Friday, May 22nd at Southeastern’s Strawberry Stadium for 7:30pm and be a Fan in the Stands!  Come out and witness the parade of athletes and the Flame of Hope and to kick off the weekend competitions.

Volunteers are needed.  Click here to register to volunteer!

Want to donate to State Summer Games?  Click here!

State Summer Games starts TOMORROW!

State Summer Games will kick off tomorrow evening with our Military flag football game at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Strawberry Stadium for 6pm!  After the game, Opening Ceremonies will get under way for 7:30pm.  We invite all to be a Fan in the Stands tomorrow night and cheer on our athletes!  You will witness the arrival of the Olympic Torch, escorted by Law Enforcement officers completing the 1,000-mile Torch Run relay, the lighting of the “Flame of Hope” and the Parade of Athletes.Fans in the Stands flier

Then, on Saturday, the fun continues as we start competition!  Our athletes have trained long and hard for this event and are ready to go.  They will compete in the sports of athletics, bocce, power lifting, and volleyball.  Along with these competitions on Saturday, Healthy Athletes and Olympic Town will be taking place.  Competition will wrap up on Sunday afternoon.

We would also like to mention that Raising Cane’s in Hammond, LA will be doing a fundraiser for Special Olympics Louisiana on Saturday and Sunday!  On Saturday, look for the Raising Cane’s tent by the track.  Here, you can purchase tea and lemonade for $1 and all proceeds will benefit Team Louisiana.  Then, on Sunday, head over to the Raising Cane’s location (2035 W. Thomas St. Hammond, LA) between the hours of 10am-2pm and MENTION Special Olympics Louisiana!  Cane’s will donate 15% of the profits to SOLA!

Well, there you have it folks.  We look forward to seeing you at State Summer Games this weekend!  Oh, one more thing…be sure to Facebook and tweet us this weekend using #SOLASG!

State Summer Games

The 2014 edition of State Summer Games will take place on May 23-25 at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA.  Athletes will compete in athletics, bocce, power lifting, and volleyball!  Are are welcome to be a Fan in the Stands on Friday, May 23rd inside Southeastern’s Strawberry Stadium at 7:30pm.  However, we encourage you to get there early for our Unified football game!State Summer Games 2012 Winner

Hundreds of volunteers are need for this event.  You can sign up here or give us a call at 1-800-345-6644.

Read more about State Summer Games here.

A Super Hero Like No Other

Most people know Jonathan Stoklosa as a kind hearted young man who works at Acme grocery store as a bag boy. He was born with Down syndrome and lives at home with parents. But they may not know that he is a current day Super Hero! Jonathan Stoklosa is 31 years old and an amazing power lifter. He is a tough competitor and usually walks away in the top three. His trainer says that he has incredible drive in the gym, and that he wants to be his best at everything he does. His parents are really proud of him for working just as hard at his job as he does at power lifting. Jonathan has the ability to bench-press over 400 pounds, but is soft and gentle when handling groceries. He is definitely a strong Super Hero with a soft side!

Read more about Jonathan!

 

How Will You Serve?

How will you serve on Memorial Day weekend?  How about volunteering for State Summer Games?2013 Volunteer Shirt

State Summer Games will take place on May 24th-26th on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University.  Our athletes will compete in Bocce, Power Lifting, Track & Field, and Volleyball.

This is a great way to get your whole family involved in volunteering!  Don’t wait, register TODAY!