Down Syndrome athlete finishes NYC Marathon

Jimmy Jenson, from Los Angeles completed the 26.2 mile marathon this past weekend in New York City.  He is the first person with down syndrome to finish this marathon!  Jenson ran the marathon with his Best Buddy, Jennifer.  “When they met, neither of them were runners. But that changed when Jenson suggested they run a 5K together. Since that first race, the pair have run a number of races together, including the Los Angeles marathon this spring.” (Today Show).Jimmy Jenson

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Local representative goes to Korea

Ninoska Guggenheim, with Kenner Police Department, is the Louisiana representative at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games. She is taking part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg and will be running all over Korea spreading our message! Check out the LETR Final Leg site

noska final leg

Law Enforcement officials and Special Olympics athletes, unified together as a part of the Final Leg Team, will serve as true Guardians of the Flame™ and promote the powerful messages of inclusion, acceptance, and ability every step of our Final Leg journey to promote the 2013 Winter World Games. The 2013 Korea Final Leg Torch Run will be held from 21 January to 29 January 2013 culminating with the arrival of the Flame of Hope™ by the Guardians of the Flame, the Final Leg team in  Pyeongchang, Korea for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

run DADDY run

Last night, on ESPN’s E:60, there was a story about a fathers love for his daughter. It is a story of how the birth of his daughter made him redefine his definition of ‘Perfect.’

Enjoy this story by clicking the picture below.

Heath & Paisley White video E60

Heath & Paisley White video E60

 

 

 

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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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