NAME: Florena Evans
HOME TOWN: Loranger, LA
SPORTS: Horseshoes, Bowling, and Bocce
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.
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is a progress; working together is a success.” ~Henry Ford
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success.”
~ Henry Ford
Special Olympics changes lives! We have heard countless stories from families and athletes that they were told one thing and through Special Olympics the nay-Sayers were proven wrong!
“Loretta Claiborne is one of the most inspirational athletes I have personally encountered. Watching this video moves me because she is a great role model, reminding me that we are no different from one another. Meeting and listening to her in Baton Rouge (State Indoor Games 2012) inspired me because she has been through so much. It is both amazing and inspirational to hear how Special Olympics makes a huge impact on a persons life. Special Olympics has made a huge impact on Loretta’s life and watching this video shows how it has.”
– Special Olympics Louisiana athlete Ashley Arceneaux