2016 Sports Awards Winners

Listed below are the individuals who have been chosen as the recipients of the 2016 Sports Awards. We like to recognize the outstanding achievements of these individuals year round. We appreciate all their dedication and hard work! If you see them at one of our events, be sure to congratulate them!

Award Winner
Outstanding Female Special Olympics Athlete Emily Hinrichs
Outstanding Male Special Olympics Athlete Christopher  Blanchard
Outstanding Volunteer Award Charmaine Welborne
Johanna E. Brescher Outstanding Games Volunteer Evan Gautier
Outstanding Family Vielman Family
Outstanding Coach Elaine Durbin
Outstanding School Riverdale Middle School
Outstanding State Corporate Benefactor CITGO
Outstanding Area Corporate Benefactor Kohl’s
Outstanding Civic Organization Knights of Columbus
Outstanding Unified Partner Krysta Cotten
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 Capital Area

Over 180 awards won at 2014 USA Games

Some of athletics girls with awardsThe final awards are in! Team Louisiana did phenomenal at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games and we couldn’t be more proud of them! They are bringing home 47 gold medals, 36 silver medals, 34 bronze medals, 43 fourth place ribbons, 10 fifth place ribbons, 6 sixth place ribbons, 3 seventh place ribbons and 3 eighth place ribbons. That is a grand total of 182 awards!!!

– To see all of the individual scores and results, please click here.

– To view the photo album from this week, please visit our photo album.

Thanks for your Vote

Thanks from athletesYou might remember that last year we spoke about the Super Service Challenge and encouraged volunteer groups of 3 or more to volunteer for Special Olympics Louisiana and create a video or power point about the experience. A few weeks ago we then asked you to vote on the submissions…well the results are in!

Funk Baby New Orleans volunteered at Over the Edge and created a video about their experience. The Ritz Carlton New Orleans volunteered a the local Camp Shriver and created a power point. The votes have been tallied and Special Olympics Louisiana won $1,100 for the two projects from Companies with a Mission. Thank you to everyone who voted and or participated in the challenge on our behalf. The $1,100 will assist us in providing sports, health, inclusion, and training programs to more than 13,800 people with intellectual disabilities in Louisiana!

For a complete list of all the winners, click here

Sports Awards Banquet recap

On Saturday, July 21, 2012 the 25th Annual “Spirit of Special Olympics Sports Awards Banquet” was held. The event took place at the FOP Wedding and Reception Hall in Baton Rouge, LA and was presented by Courtland’s Catering and Extreme Catering, LLC.

WAFB’s Jay Grymes was the Master of Ceremonies and Retired Major League Baseball Outfielder, David Dellucci served as the Keynote Speaker. The event honored 13 individuals and groups that greatly contributed to the success of Special Olympics Louisiana in 2011. We would like to thank everyone who helped and congratulate all the winners!

Click here to see pictures from the event.