Healthy Habits for Summer

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It’s summer time in Louisiana which means hotter and longer days. Special Olympics Louisiana wants to stress the importance of healthy habits for when having fun in the sun!

Some helpful tips to remember before going out:

  1. Wear sunscreen and remember to reapply if you will be outside for most of the day.
  2. Check the expiration date! Sunscreen expires and loses its effectiveness.
  3. Wear a hat.
  4. Wear sunglasses with UV protection.
  5. Drink plenty of water.
  6. Wear light and bright clothes. Dark colors absorb the heat.

More helpful tips on sun care can be found here.

Camp Shriver

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 Camp Shriver is back again this summer! Join us at one of the camps listed below!
Camp Shriver Baton Rouge
June 4-8, 2018
First Church of the Nazerene
9955 Old Hammond Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Camp Shriver Jefferson
June 6-8
Ree Alario Center
6900 Saints Dr
Metairie, LA 70003
This camp will feature athletes from the Bayouland area. Learn more about Camp Shriver. Please contact your area management team to register.

Camp Shriver Northwest
Princess Park (Shreveport, LA)
Camp Shriver Shreveport will take place Tuesday June 12th through Thursday June 14th from 9am-3pm. This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Cenla, and Red River Areas. To learn more about Camp Shriver and to register, please speak with your area coordinator.

Camp Shriver Lafayette
Heymann Recreational Center (Lafayette, LA)

Camp Shriver Lafayette will take place Monday, June 18th, through Friday, June 22nd,  from 9am-2pm. This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Evangeline, St. Landry, Acadia, Lafayette, Vermillion, Ibera, St. Martin, and St. Mary Areas. To learn more about Camp Shriver and to register, please speak with your area coordinator.

To learn more about Camp Shriver and to register, please click here.

Camp Shriver Baton Rouge

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Camp Shriver Baton Rouge began yesterday, Monday, June 5th and will continue through Friday, June 9th from 8am-2pm.  Camp Shriver is taking place at the First Church of the Nazarene (9955 Old Hammond Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816).  This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Capital Area and Florida Parishes Area. Learn more about Camp Shriver.

Camp Shriver brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities for training and competition.  Athletes learn new sports skills, improve individual sport performance, participate in individual and team sports, build friendships and have fun with camp volunteers.

To find when a Camp Shriver is near you, click here.

Camp Shriver: Baton Rouge

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Camp Shriver Baton Rouge begins today, June 6, 2016, and will continue through Friday, June 10, 2016.  Athletes and partners from the Capital Area and Florida Parishes Area come together for a week of fun activities. Athletes of all skill levels are attending. Camp Shriver brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities for training and competition.  Athletes learn new sports skills, improve individual sport performance, participate in individual and team sports, build friendships and have fun with camp volunteers.

State Summer Games this Weekend!

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.

Click here for more information. 

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The Peale Project

The Peale Project connected seven Special Olympics Southern California athlete photographers with four professional photographer mentors. Together, they documented the World Games in Los Angeles. Their work has been turned into a photo book so that everyone can experience the Games through the eyes of athletes.

The book can be purchased here: http://www.blurb.com/user/store/LA2015

Camp Shriver

Camp Shriver is taking place in Baton Rouge this week!  Camp Shriver

What is Camp Shriver, you ask?  Camp Shriver brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities for training and competition each summer.  The primary goals are to provide another level of challenge and promote inclusion.  Camps take place in many cities throughout LA.  Camp Shriver will in many, if not most, cases, help supplement on-going local community school activities.

For more information on Camp Shriver, please click here or call us at 1-800-345-6644.

State Summer Games

State Summer Games is right around the corner!  May 22-24th to be exact.  The event will kick off on Friday, May 22nd inside Southeastern’s Strawberry Stadium at 7:30pm for Opening Ceremonies.  We invite all to attend to witness the Flame of Hope and the parade of athletes!

Then on Saturday athletes will compete in athletics, bocce, power lifting, and volleyball.  ALL events are free and open to the public.  Come cheer on our athletes as they compete!

There are still volunteer opportunities available.  Please click here to register.

We can’t wait to see YOU at State Summer Games!

2014 USA Games + Team Louisiana = CHAMPIONS

Team Louisiana is getting ready to compete on a national stage this summer! Meet the 101 members who will represent our state this June in New Jersey!

It will cost $100,000 to send the delegation to New Jersey, if you would like to make a donation, visit the Team’s donation page. Every little bit helps!