World Winter Games

It is kind of hard to think about winter right now, with the humidity and temperatures in Louisiana, but in a few short months the 2013 World Winter Games will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, January 29th – February 5th. 

“The 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games will feature world-class competition in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding and speedskating, among other sports,” according to Special Olympics website.

This event, which will feature athletes from all around the world with be the 10th Special Olympics World Winter Games and will be one of the largest winter multi-sport events ever held in South Korea!  One of our own law enforcement offices, Ninoska Guggenheim, will be running the torch in the Final Leg of the Torch Run!

To learn more and to stay updated check out the World Winter Games website.

Great news from Punxsutawney Phil

It’s Groundhog’s Day and according to the American Press, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair to “see” his shadow, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter.

This is great news for us here at Special Olympics Louisiana! This means when when our State Indoor Games arrive in a few weeks and our athletes receive their scarves from the Scarves for Special Olympics Project, it will be cold enough for them to wear the handmade scarves the whole weekend! Thanks Punxsutawney Phil for this prediction!