Special Olympics athletes in Louisiana. Image Courtesy Special Olympics Louisiana.

BRAVE IN THE ATTEMPT: SPECIAL OLYMPICS IN LOUISIANA OPENS AT THE LOUISIANA SPORTS HALL OF FAME & NORTHWEST LOUISIANA HISTORY MUSEUM


On July 20, 1968, Eunice Kennedy Shriver inspired athletes at the first Special Olympics Games with the words gladiators spoke before they went into battle: "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." Brave in the Attempt: Special Olympics in Louisiana, which runs May 6, 2018, through January 12, 2019, at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches, explores the history of Special Olympics with an emphasis on the organization's efforts ...more...