Athlete Spotlight- Emily Rachal

Emily RachalNAME: Emily Rachal
HOME TOWN: Alexandria, LA
SPORTS: Basketball, Baseball, & Bowling
AGE: 28
YEARS INVOLVED: 1

Q  Are you employed?
A  Yes. I work at the Rapides Arc doing warehouse work using tools and fulfilling contracts with factories. I have been working there for 1 year.
Q  What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?
A  My favorite memories are travelling to competitions, making friends, and getting to bowl. I am much more social now that I’m involved in Special Olympics.

Q  What are some of your hobbies?
A  I love to shop for clothes. I also love to play the card game UNO.

Q What are your goals?
A  I want to become a professional bowler.

Athlete Spotlight

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NAME: Florena Evans
HOME TOWN: Loranger, LA
SPORTS: Horseshoes, Bowling, and Bocce
AGE: 46
YEARS INVOLVED: 5

Q: What is your family life like?
A: I have a twin brother, one sister, and a half brother. We have four chickens, a cat, a dog, and a squirrel as pets.

Q: What is your favorite hobby?
A: I like photography and playing basketball.

Q: What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?
A: Winning gold medals in my sports.

Q: What is your key to success?
A: The coaches help a lot, but practicing hard is important too.

Athlete Spotlight: January

NAME: Amy Latiolais

HOME TOWN: Lafayette, LA

SPORTS: T Ball, Bowling, and Athletics

AGE: 34

YEARS INVOLVED: 20+

Amy Latiolais

Q: What is your favorite memory from Special Olympics?

A: My favorite memory is making friends.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment?
A: My favorite accomplishment is winning gold medals.
Q: What is your secret to success?
A: My secret to success is my angels sitting on my shoulders.
Q:What are some ways you can improve?
A: I can improve by practicing more and paying attention.

Charity Spotlight

Special Olympics Louisiana was honored on the field at the Saints game yesterday as the charity spotlight. We were delighted by the exposure and promotion our mission received. We had volunteers at the gates, athletes and our CEO honored on the field. Ochsner and Verizon Wireless welcomed us to the game as well as promotional displays throughout the duration of the game. Thank you all for bringing much needed awareness to our organization.

Click here to see more pictures from the game

SOLA athletes at Saints Game 9-22-13