Check out this inspiring and heart warming story written by Special Olympics New Jersey athlete, Andrea Weisbard. Andrea is a three-sport athlete: soccer, basketball and bocce. She is also an abstract artist and textile designer with ADD.
This weekend, WWE will be in at the River Center in Baton Rouge and Civic Center in Lake Charles, LA. If you are going, be sure to look for the Special Olympics Louisiana booth! We will be there talking about the 2015 World Summer Games, the Unified Relay Across America, and of course, WWE and their awesome commitment to Special Olympics!
We hope to see you at one of the WWE events this weekend.
Recently, one of Special Olympics most famous faces, Loretta Claiborne, visited Dodson Elementary in New Iberia, LA. She was there to talk about her life, her struggles, and her successes.
A few weeks later a student at Dodson, Laney Lange, wrote a story about Loretta. But it wasn’t just any story. She had a dream that she was Loretta Claiborne! She dreamed that she was at her school as Loretta and everyone was welcoming her.
This story was very inspiring and representatives from Special Olympics International even took part and read Laney’s story!
Tomorrow, some of our athletes will participate in a Healthy Athlete event in New Orleans. The event, LSU Dental Day, is done in conjunction with Special Smiles and will take place at the LSU School of Dentistry. Dental students will perform x-rays, teeth cleaning and a full exam for our athletes. This is a wonderful program and we are excited that we can give our athletes this opportunity.
Interested to learn more about Healthy Athletes? Click here for some info!