Plaquemines Parish Special Olympics participates in 2019 State Summer Games
Special Olympics Louisiana hosted its 2019 State Summer Games on May 24-26, in Hammond. This is their largest event with over 1000 participants from all over the state. Events included Athletics (track & field), Bocce, Powerlifting, and Volleyball. State Summer Games began on Friday, May 24, with opening ceremonies.
During opening ceremonies, the Olympic torch is carried by Law Enforcement Officers that completed the Torch Run, carrying the torch from parish to parish, a journey of 1,000 miles. Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Department participated in the Torch Run on May 17, carrying the torch past each school in the parish.
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