2018 Special Olympics USA Games

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The Special Olympics 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will take place July 1-6, around the University of Washington and the Seattle, Washington community. There are nearly 3,500 athletes and 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and delegates from all over the world expected to attend and compete in the 2018 USA Games. About 50,000 family, friends, and spectators are anticipated to attend.

Meet Team Louisiana

Team Louisiana will be a delegation of 129 ( 70 athletes, 27 unified partners, 32 coaches and official delegates) representing Special Olympics Louisiana. Our delegation will compete in the following sports: Athletics (Track & Field), Aquatics (Swimming),  Bocce,  Bowling,  Golf, Powerlifting, Tennis, Unified Basketball, Unified Softball, and Unified Flag Football. Meet the candidates for Team Louisiana’s Delegation.

Donate now to help us send them to Seattle!

USA Games

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The Special Olympics 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will take place July 1-6, around the University of Washington and the Seattle, Washington community. There are nearly 3,500 athletes and 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and delegates from all over the world expected to attend and compete in the 2018 USA Games. About 50,000 family, friends, and spectators are anticipated to attend.

Meet Team Louisiana

Team Louisiana will be a delegation of 129 ( 70 athletes, 27 unified partners, 32 coaches and official delegates) representing Special Olympics Louisiana. Our delegation will compete in the following sports: Athletics (Track & Field), Aquatics (Swimming),  Bocce,  Bowling,  Golf, Powerlifting, Tennis, Unified Basketball, Unified Softball, and Unified Flag Football. Meet the candidates for Team Louisiana’s Delegation.

40 Days till 2014 USA Games

We are fast approaching the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games!  Over the next 40 days Team Louisiana will be training hard and working toward the goal of bringing home the gold in New Jersey.

Our 101 athletes, partners, and coaches are ready to take the journey, but need your help!  If you have a business or part of an organization, we want you to be a part of helping our athletes get to USA Games by sponsoring one or more of our athletes.  It will cost us $1,000 per delegation member to send to New Jersey.

For more information about Team Louisiana, click here or you can also donate to Team Louisiana by clicking here.  If you have any questions, please click here.

Be sure to check out a video featuring our athletes below!

 

Train like a Champion

From Friday November 15th, through Tuesday November 19th, athletes, partners, and coaches from around the state, converged on Camp Beauregard to train like champions for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games!  Athletes and partners trained in athletics, aquatics, basketball, bocce, bowling, flag football, golf, and tennis all with the hopes of being selected to represent Louisiana!

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A huge thank you to the staff at Camp Beauregard.  Their help and dedication the past few days have been tremendous and we are grateful for the use of their facilities!  Also, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s office, Louisiana State Police, and the Knights of Columbus did an amazing job of cooking for us all weekend and for that we say thank you.

Keep updated on Team Louisiana by checking our Facebook and Twitterpages.

National Games are 1 year away!

2014 SO National GAmes logoThe one-year countdown has officially begun for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games! –  “These Games will be the largest, most dynamic, and most innovative national Games in the history of Special Olympics in the United States,”… View the full story

Special Olympics Louisiana will be sending a delegation of 101: 54 athletes, 26 unified partners and 21 coaches. Team Louisiana will be participating in 8 sports! We are very excited and need a lot of help before hand. If you are interested in helping with Team Louisiana, please contact our state office laso@laso.org or call 1-800-345-6644.

Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming months. Or follow the games on facebook