State Summer Games

State Summer Games is right around the corner!  May 20-22nd to be exact.  The event will kick off on Friday, May 20th 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!

Fans in the Stands

You have read about and know that State Summer Games will take place on May 22-24th (Memorial Day Weekend) in Hammond, LA on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University.  But, did you know that our Opening Ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 24th at 7:30p in Strawberry Stadium?  It’s true!  We want you to be a FAN in the Stands!  Come out an cheer on our athletes!

It's not Special if no one is there to see it!

Need more info?  Call us!  1-800-345-6644

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!

Athlete’s point of view

Northwest Area athlete and Athlete Leadership Council memNW Channing Ewing with Jed Collinsber, Channing Ewing reflects on this past weekend’s State Summer Games: “I really enjoyed hanging around all of the dignitaries and sitting by New Orleans Saints Fullback, Jed Collins at Opening Ceremonies. I even got to say the Athlete Oath in front everybody which was cool. I thought the bands that played before opening ceremonies and at the dance were amazing and wonderful!!!!  I even thought that the cars at the Golden Oldies Classic Car were awesome!! I really liked getting to meet the football players.”

If you attended the recent State Summer Games, what are your thoughts?

Happy Game Week

Well, it is finally here.  It’s State Summer Games week!  Our athletes have been training hard for the last few months and they are ready to compete.  The Games Management Team has also been working hard and are ready to put on a great event.

All are invited to attend and watch competition this coming weekend on the campus of State Summer GamesSoutheastern Louisiana University, starting with Opening Ceremonies on Friday, May 24th.  Come out for 6pm to Strawberry Stadium for a military flag football game, a car show from the Golden Oldies Motor Club, concessions served by Walmart, and music by Dysfunktional Bone!  Then, Opening Ceremonies will kick off at 7:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!  Leave a comment to wish our athletes good luck!

 

Fans in the Stands

You have read about and know that State Summer Games will take place on May 24-26th (Memorial Day Weekend) in Hammond, LA on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University.  But, did you know that our Opening Ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 24th at 7:30p in Strawberry Stadium?  It’s true!  We want you to be a FAN in the Stands!  Come out an cheer on our athletes!

It's not Special if no one is there to see it!

It’s not Special if no one is there to see it! Come cheer on our athletes as they parade into Strawberry Stadium.

But, wait, there’s more!  Starting at 6:00p, a flag football game will take place in the stadium featuring members of the military and Special Olympics Louisiana athletes!  Plus, outside the stadium, there will be a car show from the Golden Oldies Motor Club and you can purchase concessions from Walmart!

Once you have taken a look at the cars and grabbed a bite to eat, head into Strawberry Stadium to yell, stomp, and cheer for our athletes!

Need more info?  Call us!  1-800-345-6644

SO College

SO College is program that partners colleges with Special Olympic athletes.  Ultimately, it unites college students to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sports, friendship, advocacy and other activities.

We recently sat down with Samantha McMillan, who oversees SO College for Special Olympics Louisiana to ask her some questions about this great program.

How many colleges in Louisiana are taking part in this program?
“There are three (3) officially recognized colleges in Louisiana and they are, Louisiana State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and McNeese State University.”
Why is it important?
“SO College is important because it expands the Project Unify movement, makes young adults aware of our athletes, while teaching understanding of inclusiveness, and promoting respect.”
What are the types of events that can take place within SO College?
“Anything to promote inclusiveness, and it does not have to be a competition.  Some colleges hold rallies or dances on their campus’ so that people with and without an intellectual disability can participate.”

Read more about SO College here.