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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“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.” – Richard M. DeVos
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!
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -Theodore Roosevelt
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is a progress; working together is a success.” ~Henry Ford
“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”
– Helen Keller
“You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. Do the best you can do everyday.” ~Jason Mraz
“The glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before.” ~Rafeal Nadal
Do you want to stay connected with the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games? If so, head over to the USA Games website or go to the App Store or Google Play so you can download the official app today! The app features event info, schedules, maps, social media links, and athlete profiles! This is a great way to stay connected to USA Games from any location.
When you download the app, be sure to search the athlete profiles for Team Louisiana!
Today is National Run Day! In honor of this occasion, here is a great picture from our recent State Summer Games Athletics competition. Happy Running!
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