Special Olympics Louisiana values dedication and would like to honor the time many individuals have spent making a difference in the lives of our athletes. We truly appreciate their continued support of our movement and their efforts in changing the way Louisiana views our athletes.
Listed below are the individuals who have been chosen as the recipients of the 2016 Sports Awards. We would like to recognize the outstanding achievements of these individuals.
The efforts they exhibit today will benefit those with intellectual disabilities for the future. Special Olympics Louisiana has been proudly serving people for almost 49 years. We appreciate these people who strive to make a positive impact in our community and make a difference one hour at a time. Congratulations to our winners!
|Outstanding Female Special Olympics Athlete||Emily Hinrichs|
|Outstanding Male Special Olympics Athlete||Christopher Blanchard|
|Outstanding Volunteer Award||Charmaine Welborne|
|Johanna E. Brescher Outstanding Games Volunteer||Evan Gautier|
|Outstanding Family||Vielman Family|
|Outstanding Coach||Elaine Durbin|
|Outstanding School||Riverdale Middle School|
|Outstanding State Corporate Benefactor||CITGO|
|Outstanding Area Corporate Benefactor||Kohl’s|
|Outstanding Civic Organization||Knights of Columbus|
|Outstanding Unified Partner||Krysta Cotten|
|Outstanding Media- TV||Jay Grymes- WAFB|
|Outstanding Media- Radio||Rick Godley- Peach Radio 99.3 FM|
|Special Olympics Hall of Fame||Dr. A. N. Diodene|
|LETR Top Fundraiser||Lt. Col. Ward Webb|
|LETR Top Area||Capital Area|
|LETR Above and Beyond||Officer Becky White|
For a full list of all the winners and a description of the awards please log onto the website at www.laso.org.
We have big news! We’re celebrating Giving Tuesday today with a limited chance to have your gift MATCHED. This means before the day is over you have the chance to help three times the number of athletes.Give now!
Giving Tuesday has always been a big day for Special Olympics. With your support, we’ve been able to come together to support athletes across Louisiana to ensure they have what they need to step off the sidelines and into the game. Here are three suggested gifts to make sure we can continue this great work together in 2017:
1. $19.81 will be tripled to give training to an athlete for an entire year
2. Your gift $99.05 will be tripled to train an athlete for the next FIVE years
3. And a gift of $198.10 will be TRIPLED to train an athlete for the next DECADE.
The work we can do together this #GivingTuesday is unparalleled with this match, but time is running out. Step up and help three times the number of athletes today.
P.S. Your money is 100% tax-deductible and 100% TRIPLED. But this #GivingTuesday offer only lasts until midnight tonight. Don’t wait.
SOLA received a $10,000.00 donation from the Valero Energy Foundation on October 20th, 2016 for the for the 2016 Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children Golf Classic. A total of $570,000 was given to 39 charities.
Thank you, Valero!
You are invited to the Special Olympics Louisiana Reveal the Champion Breakfast presented by the Louisiana River Pilots’ Association!
We are asking you to Reveal the Champion in yourself and in our Special Olympics Louisiana athletes. This event is Special Olympics’ annual campaign. Participants are invited to a breakfast that will raise awareness and engage the community by showcasing some of the unique programs Special Olympics Louisiana has to offer.
You will meet our athletes and hear their stories of how Special Olympics transforms lives every day. You will find yourself relating to our coaches, partners, volunteers and management team members and leave wanting to get involved. Feel free to bring a friend and join us to see how Special Olympics reveals the champion in all of us!
Click here for more information or call us to reserve a spot 800.345.6644.
On Thursday, April 28th, at 6:00 pm at the ARC of Rapides (John Eskew Center) 1700 Ashley Avenue , Alexandria La, 71301, there will be a meeting of interested people from schools and various businesses and civic organizations in the area. You will receive information concerning how you or your organization can lend your support to Special Olympics Louisiana. Without your help, many of the Cenla area boys, girls, men, and women will continue to stand on the sidelines.
If you would to attend, please RSVP to Charlie Courville at 1-800-345-6644 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You to all of our amazing Sponsors! With your support, we are able to provide quality competitions, health screenings, camps, and much more to our athletes. If your company, or if you know of a company, that is interested in becoming a Special Olympics Louisiana sponsor, please click here. To lean more about becoming a sponsor, please click here.
Longtime Special Olympics partners Knights of Columbus produced a great video during a flag football clinic the Knights and Indianapolis Colts hosted during the NFL Combine event in Indianapolis.
Walmart, who is a Special Olympics Louisiana sponsor, recently released the below video about one of their employees, Patrick. Check out the video below and tell us what you think and/or if you know someone who is dedicated like Patrick. Happy Friday!