Meet Camrin!

Meet SOLA athlete, Camrin Sandoz.

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Camrin is a junior at Loreauville High School in Loreauville, Louisiana. He started playing Unified Golf with Special Olympics Louisiana just last year. Camrin trains hard, practices at his home course, Squirrel Run, in New Iberia every day, and decided to try out for his high school golf team. Although he is fairly new to the game, Camrin doesn’t play like it!  He went out for try outs and has earned a spot on the Loreauville High School golf team. Camrin will play matches in LHSAA. Congratulations Cam! We are proud of you!

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State Summer Games this weekend!

Watch our State Summer Games podcast to find out everything you need to know about this weekend! Also find out the latest details on our website here

Finish 2013 with Finish Line

Finish LineFor the second year in a row, Finish Line, a leading athletic shoe retailer has chosen Special Olympics to be one of the beneficiaries of the Finish Line Youth Foundation’s in-store and online holiday customer and employee donation campaign. This campaign is being held in Finish Line stores nationwide from November 1 – December 31, 2013.  The first $1 million raised will be donated to Special Olympics. Read more

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Finish Line helps our athletes cross the Finish Line

Our partner Finish Line continues to help Special Olympics athletes train year round and stay fit for life. The Finish Line Youth Foundation will donate to Special Olympics up to $1 million collected from customers in over 640 Finish Line stores from November 1 – December 31. Click on the picture to learn more.

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Camp Shriver is Here!

This week Camp Shriver is taking place at Magnolia School in Harahan, Louisiana. Camp Shriver is a place for people with intellectual disabilities to learn new sports skills and improve individual sport performance, participate in individual and team sports, build friendships and have fun with partners who have signed on and trained as camp volunteers.Magnolia school clients are participating in the sporting events Monday through Thursday and awards will be given out on Friday! The Sports offered are: Horseshoes, Softball throw, Standing long jump, Bocce, Kickball, and T.R.A.I.N.

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Volunteers and Partners are coming from the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans, and Finish Line is helping with T.R.A.I.N. Close to 100 athletes will participate throughout the camp this week!