GNOSO: Spotlight on Thais Lacrouts
The Greater New Orleans Senior Olympics would like to spotlight
Thais, age 86, has participated in Senior Olympics for over 26 years. Her primary sport was volleyball. She has participated on a volleyball team in District, State and National competitions from 1990 until 2007. Her 70 plus team won a Gold Medal in National Senior Games in 2005. Softball, Javelin, Shot Put, Discus, Horseshoes, Shuffleboard, Bocce, and Beanbag Baseball are also some of the events in which she participates, winning many medals in State and District Games.
She has been on the Board of Directors of the Greater New Orleans District Senior Olympics for over 20 years. This is a volunteer position. She is currently serving as the East Bank Representative. Thais is also Coordinator of “The Throws”. For the past ten years, she has been checking the entries to the games and then passing them on for data entry. She also volunteers to help in any way she can from folding and putting on labels for mailings to scoring at various events. Besides Senior Olympics, she is an active member of her church
and she is President of the Ladies Guild and helps with their garage sale and other fundraisers.
Thais has two sons and was active with NORD as a coach when they were younger. In fact, she was the first female Baseball Little League Coach for NORD. Besides coaching, she has also refereed high school and CYO volleyball.
One side note that needs to be mentioned; she has had two knee replacements and two shoulder replacements and one repaired Achilles tendon. Greater New Orleans Senior Olympics is proud to salute Thais and hopes she continues for many years. She is proof that age is just a number.
For more information or to sign up contact:
Bernice Bordelon (504)834-5279
Janey Perez (504) 296-8200
More information available at www.gnoso.net