We Need You!

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Our State Indoor Games are March 2-3, 2018 and we need you to help out! Give back to your community and participate in a life changing experience. Events will be held through out Baton Rouge.

Can you lend a helping hand? Sign up to volunteer here!

Running for a Cause

Do you love to run? Or do you walk all day for work or school? Do you love helping to support Special Olympics in a fun way? If you said yes, then Charity Miles is the perfect app for you!

Check out the website here and download the app. It’s available in the app store and on the android market! Make sure you pick Special Olympics as the charity of choice and start running for a cause today!

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It’s Time for Polar Plunge 2018!

Officers Take the Plunge

This year, our Polar Plunge will be held on February 17, 2018 (Gonzales) and February 24, 2018 (Shreveport).

Anyone can plunge and the minimum amount to raise is $50. Crowd favorites at this event include a costume contest, musical entertainment, as well as vendor displays and giveaways.

Don’t know if you have what it takes? That’s okay, you can still come and watch the fun or donate to a plunger!

Are you ready? REGISTER HERE

State Indoor Games 2018

This year our State Indoor Games will take place on March 2-3, 2018. This will be an event for all areas. Athletes from across the state will compete in Basketball, Bowling and Tennis. You can sign up today to be a volunteer!

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Celebrating 50 Years!

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Special Olympics Louisiana has been helping athletes with intellectual disabilities showcase their talents since 1968. 2018 marks our 50th anniversary of helping to create a more inclusive, welcoming world for all. Join us in helping change the game!

Special Olympics Louisiana is asking for supporters to donate $50 for our 50th. Your donations and efforts will build inclusive and healthy communities, empower our athletes to become leaders of change, and provide a chance to know the true benefit of sports and athletic competition through participation in the Special Olympics program.

DONATE NOW


Medal Monday

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It’s our first Medal Monday of 2018! You know what to do…share with us your Medal Monday pictures in the comments! Make sure you use #medalmonday!


Happy Friday!

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’.”  – Audrey Hepburn

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January Athlete Spotlight

Chris ThibodeauxNAME: Chris Thibodeaux
HOME TOWN: Lafayette, LA
SPORTS: Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, and Golf
AGE: 23
YEARS INVOLVED: 5

  • Q:  Have you ever attended a World or National Games?
    A: No, but I am attending the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle for the first time next year. I can’t wait!
    Q: What are some interesting things about you?
    A:  I’m a college student, I love to make people laugh, I am very friendly, and I have Autism.
    Q: What is your favorite memory that has happened while you have been with Special Olympics?
    A:  My favorite memory is when I hit the winning home run during the state championship softball game.
    Q: How has Special Olympics Changed your life?
    A: I am more active and confident. I have met a bunch of new people and I even travel more.

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  • q  Have you ever attended a World or National Games?
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    No, but I am attending the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle for the first time next year. 

         
  • q  

    What are some interesting things about you?

      
    a I'm a college student, I love to make people laugh, I am very friendly, and I have Autism. 
  • q  

    What is your favorite memory that has happened while you have been with Special Olympics?

    a  My favorite memory is when I hit the winning home run during the state championship softball game.  
  • q How has Special Olympics Changed your life?
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    I am more active and confident. I have met a bunch of new people and I even travel more. 

Coaches Needed!

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Was there a mentor, teacher or coach who made a difference in your life? The one who gave you the courage and determination to strive to be your best? The one who helped shape both your performance and your character? You can be that important person in someone else’s life.

Coaches teach the skills and spirit that define a true athlete. Coaches are role models and character-builders. Special Olympics coaches go even further.They help athletes find their own strengths and abilities. They also show them how to build upon those strengths and improve every day.

As a Special Olympics coach, you bring enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude to each practice, event and competition. You will enrich the lives of our athletes in many life-changing ways. The skills and confidence an athlete learns through sports have a long and lasting effect.

Call 800.345.6644 or visit http://www.laso.org for more information on becoming a SOLA coach.


A Big Thanks To Our Partners!

How to Become a Partner
  • 1000 East Morris Avenue
  • Hammond, LA 70403
  • Phone: (985) 345-6644
  • Toll Free: (800) 345-6644 (in Louisiana)
  • Fax: (985) 345-6649
  • Email: laso@laso.org