Special Olympics Louisiana Athletes Depart Today for World Summer Games in Los Angeles, CA!
Special Olympics Louisiana has selected four (4) athletes, one (1) unified partner, and one (1) sport manager from the entire state of Louisiana to attend the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held July 25-August 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. Today, Monday, July 20th from 5pm-6pm at The Edward Dufresne Community Center in Luling, LA, members of the local community will also be in attendance to “send-off” the delegation with congratulations. We hope to see you there to join us in wishing the best of luck to those heading to compete.
Where: Edward Dufresne Community Center, 285 Judge Edward Dufresne Pkwy, Luling, LA 70070
There are nearly 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches, 30,000 volunteers and delegates from all over the world expected to attend and compete in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. About 500,000 family, friends, and spectators are anticipated to attend. For more information about the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, or to donate visit our website at www.laso.org or contact us at 1-800-345-6644.
Check out this great video that we released last year! Are YOU a Special Olympics Athlete?!
Keeping with the theme from our post yesterday, we thought we would share another video with you! This one is from one of our great volunteers, who did a documentary about SOLA and a few of our athletes.
Check out the video below. Enjoy!
We want you to become a Unified Partner! Join the hundreds that already have and experience the fun!
Unified Sports® is an inclusive sports program that combines an approximately equal number of Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and unified partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) on teams for training and competition. More info on Unified Sports here.
Being a partner is an additional means of carrying out and fulfilling the mission of Special Olympics. Teams are constructed in such a way as to provide training and competition opportunities that meaningfully challenge and involve all athletes. These opportunities often lead to improved sports skills, higher self-esteem, and equal status among peers and new friendships.
Register today to become a Unified Partner!
We host close to 100 competitions and numerous fundraisers each year. With that, we are always looking for volunteers! We need you to be there to volunteer for our athletes.
There are various volunteer jobs; you can view a full list here. You can get more info and to register by contacting our Volunteer Director by clicking here.
We hope to see YOU at a Special Olympics Louisiana event!
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We host close to 100 competitions a year, along with many different fundraisers! Did you know you can find ALL of our events listed in one place? You can! Our website, www.laso.org, has every event.
Weather you are an athlete that wants to know what events are happening in your area, or a volunteer that wants to volunteer for a State events, you can find it all on our website!
Check out our events calendar here!