Special Olympics Louisiana will host the 2017 State Summer Games, May 19-21st in Hammond, LA at Southeastern Louisiana University. State Summer Games is one of the largest events we host for our athletes! What makes this event possible is the enormous group of volunteers that come every year. This support staff of more than 1,000 volunteers serve in jobs ranging from competition to setup and food preparation.
Join us and enjoy a weekend of fun with our athletes while working to assure the events run smoothly. Bring your family, friends, or even rally up some coworkers and volunteer as a group!
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Special Olympics Louisiana will host theState Summer Games the weekend of May 19th-May 21st. Opening Ceremony will begin at 7:30 pm. The games will be held at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.
This is a great way to start off your Summer in the beautiful Louisiana weather. Bring some friends and come join our volunteers!
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Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards joined Special Olympics Louisiana and multiple law enforcement agencies from across the state at the 2016 Official Law Enforcement Torch Run Lighting Ceremony on Friday, May 20th in Baton Rouge, LA. Governor Edwards pledged his support for Special Olympics and spoke of the importance of volunteering and being a champion for people with intellectual disabilities. Across the state, members of the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run carried the “Flame of Hope” while running 1,000+ miles to raise awareness and funds that help improve the quality of life for our 14,639 athletes. This event has become the largest fundraising and media awareness event for Special Olympics worldwide! The ceremony on the Louisiana State Capitol steps kicked off the final run of the 2016 Torch Run week and led to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 State Summer Games for Special Olympics Louisiana.Thank you for your support!
The below paragraph is a guest post from SOLA Athlete, Channing Ewing, from our Northwest Area about this past weekends State Summer Games in Hammond, LA.
“I had a great time meeting everyone at the Sports Awards Ceremony and on Friday night and giving winners their awards. I had a lots of fun on Saturday at Olympic Town. I enjoyed seeing the mascots and the pets on Saturday. They were awesome and amazing. The dance was a blast as usual. If it weren’t for all of the volunteers, coaches and a host of other people, Special Olympics would not be possible. If you like what we are doing tell a friend!”
Thank you to all of our athletes, coaches, partners, sponsors, volunteers, etc. that made State Summer Games a success! We couldn’t have done it without you!
Pictured above are SOLA Athletes Robert Eagle (left) and Channing Ewing (right) at the 2016 State Summer Games in Hammond, LA.
State Summer Games is this weekend, May 20-22! The weekend kicks off with Capitol Steps and Lighting of the Flame of Hope which will take place in Baton Rouge at the State Capitol at 8:30 am! Opening Ceremonies will be Friday, May 20th inside Southeastern’s Strawberry Stadium at 7:30pm. Come out and see the Flame of Hope and the parade of athletes!
Then on Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, athletes will compete in several events including athletics, bocce, power lifting, track and field, and volleyball. ALL events are free and open to the public.
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