Becca, Kassi, and Kylie McCallister have been volunteering for Special Olympics Louisiana for 15 years. They are a retired military family from Leesville, Louisiana. Kylie is studying to become a special education teacher herself.
It’s important to Becca that she shares this experience with her children because it brings them closer together and allows them to bond with each other. She says, “We should treat others with compassion and acceptance. Serving others holds a special place in our hearts and we are blessed with their unconditional love.”
Special Olympics Louisiana will host the 2017 State Summer Games, May 19-21st in Hammond, LA at Southeastern Louisiana University. State Summer Games is one of the largest events we host for our athletes! What makes this event possible is the enormous group of volunteers that come every year. This support staff of more than 1,000 volunteers serve in jobs ranging from competition to setup and food preparation.
Join us and enjoy a weekend of fun with our athletes while working to assure the events run smoothly. Bring your family, friends, or even rally up some coworkers and volunteer as a group!
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Special Olympics Louisiana will host theState Summer Games the weekend of May 19th-May 21st. Opening Ceremony will begin at 7:30 pm. The games will be held at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.
This is a great way to start off your Summer in the beautiful Louisiana weather. Bring some friends and come join our volunteers!
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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!
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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.
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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.
Call 800.345.6644 or visit http://www.laso.org for more information on becoming a SOLA coach.