March is only a month away and that means Special Olympics Louisiana’s 2017 State Indoor Games will be here before you know it. Opening Ceremony will begin on March 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Team Automotive Group Sportsplex in Baton Rouge. The competitions and events will last the whole weekend and end March 5th at 2:00 pm. All events will be free and open to the public, including all competitions.
The competitions our athletes will be participating in will be Basketball, Bowling, and Tennis. It includes male and female athletes from across the state.
State Indoor games brings in a wide variety of athletes and families from across Louisiana. It will be a fun weekend for our athletes to show off their skills. A support staff of more than 1,000 volunteers will work at the Games serving in jobs ranging from coaching, to food preparation, to officiating. What better way to spend a weekend with friends and family, working with the community to support such a great event!
Special Olympics Louisiana values dedication and would like to honor the time many individuals have spent making a difference in the lives of our athletes. We truly appreciate their continued support of our movement and their efforts in changing the way Louisiana views our athletes.
Listed below are the individuals who have been chosen as the recipients of the 2016 Sports Awards. We would like to recognize the outstanding achievements of these individuals.
The efforts they exhibit today will benefit those with intellectual disabilities for the future. Special Olympics Louisiana has been proudly serving people for almost 49 years. We appreciate these people who strive to make a positive impact in our community and make a difference one hour at a time. Congratulations to our winners!
Outstanding Female Special Olympics Athlete
Outstanding Male Special Olympics Athlete
Outstanding Volunteer Award
Johanna E. Brescher Outstanding Games Volunteer
Riverdale Middle School
Outstanding State Corporate Benefactor
Outstanding Area Corporate Benefactor
Outstanding Civic Organization
Knights of Columbus
Outstanding Unified Partner
Outstanding Media- TV
Jay Grymes- WAFB
Outstanding Media- Radio
Rick Godley- Peach Radio 99.3 FM
Special Olympics Hall of Fame
Dr. A. N. Diodene
LETR Top Fundraiser
Lt. Col. Ward Webb
LETR Top Area
LETR Above and Beyond
Officer Becky White
For a full list of all the winners and a description of the awards please log onto the website at www.laso.org.
Do you want to give back to your community? Do you need service hours?
Volunteers are needed for the 2017 State Indoor Games being held March 3-5, 2017. Events will be held across Baton Rouge. Find a time and location to volunteer that works best for your schedule at the link below.
Was there a mentor, teacher or coach who made a difference in your life? The one who gave you the courage and determination to strive to be your best? The one who helped shape both your performance and your character? You can be that important person in someone else’s life.
Coaches teach the skills and spirit that define a true athlete. Coaches are role models and character-builders. Special Olympics coaches go even further.They help athletes find their own strengths and abilities. They also show them how to build upon those strengths and improve every day.
As a Special Olympics coach, you bring enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude to each practice, event and competition. You will enrich the lives of our athletes in many life-changing ways. The skills and confidence an athlete learns through sports have a long and lasting effect.
Tomorrow we will be at the Southeastern Louisiana University Career Fair from 9am-2:30pm. If you are a current or former SLU student, please come stop by our table and sign up to volunteer or intern with us!
Even if you cannot make the Career Fair tomorrow (or you are a student at a different university) please click here for more information on volunteering and interning with Special Olympics Louisiana.
We are always on the look out for great people, so be sure to get in touch with us to learn more about our volunteer and internship opportunities!