NAME: Emily Rachal HOME TOWN: Alexandria, LA SPORTS: Basketball, Baseball, & Bowling AGE: 28 YEARS INVOLVED: 1
Q Are you employed? A Yes. I work at the Rapides Arc doing warehouse work using tools and fulfilling contracts with factories. I have been working there for 1 year. Q What is your favorite Special Olympics memory? A My favorite memories are travelling to competitions, making friends, and getting to bowl. I am much more social now that I’m involved in Special Olympics.
Q What are some of your hobbies? A I love to shop for clothes. I also love to play the card game UNO.
Q What are your goals? A I want to become a professional bowler.
On Friday, September 7th over 30 people were brave enough to Geaux Over the Edge of the 26 story Benson Tower! We would like to thank our wonderful emcee, WWLTV’s Doug Mouton as well as Sir Saint, Gumbo and the Saints Sations.
We would like to thank our sponsors of the event:
– New Orleans Saints
– Ochsner Health System
– Corporate Realty
– Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office
– PJs Coffee of New Orleans
– Omega Entertainment and Sound
– Champions Square
– Southern Eagle
– Knights of Columbus
Then on Sunday, the New Orleans Saints recognized Special Olympics Louisiana athletes on the field in a pregame ceremony!
Thank you to all who made this weekend a great success!
Are you a thrill seeker? Are you about to go Over the Edge? We can help!
Special Olympics Louisiana presents Over the Edge the Ultimate S.W.A.T. Experience on Friday, September 7th. Start your day by rappelling down the 26 story Benson Tower, then get flown by helicopter from the Superdome to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office SWAT facility to go through several different training courses.
Pictured to the left, in the middle, is Special Olympics Louisiana athlete Donnie Guillory who is up for the challenge. Donnie did Over the Edge a few years ago and is ready to tackle Benson Tower. View his Fundraising Page.