Steven Tookes and 2013 NBA All-Star Game

Local Special Olympics Louisiana athlete, Steven Tookes recently played in the Special Olympics and NBA Unified Basketball Game. Steven was a standout scoring 17 points out of the teams total of 55! Read the full release

Watch Steven’s interview after the game below.

Special Olympics Ambassadors

In case you have been living under a rock, the Summer Olympics begin Friday, July 27, 2012, and ends Sunday, August 12, 2012. As the 2012 London Olympics approaches at the end of this month, we are very excited to cheer on one of our Special Olympics Ambassadors, Michael Phelps.

Michael Phelps and Special Olympics athletes

“Special Olympics Ambassadors are helping people with intellectual disabilities, changing lives, and helping create a world where each person, regardless of ability or disability, is accepted and celebrated and contributes to the strength and vibrancy of the whole.” Read More

Other past Olympians who serve as Special Olympics Ambassadors are:
– Apollo OhnoShawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin with Special Olympics athlete
– Nadia Comaneci
– Scott Hamilton
– Yao Ming
– Yuna Kim

Others Olympians not serving as global ambassadors but who have shown their support in the past for Special Olympics are USA gymnasts Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin.

We wish all Olympians the best of luck at the upcoming games!