Sports Offered

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Special Olympics offers numerous Olympic-type individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with and without intellectual disabilities. There are several sports that Special Olympics Louisiana offers but does not hold competitions in due to availability or other environmental factors.

Listed below are all the sports Special Olympics Louisiana has to offer:

Artistic Gymnastics              Equestrian
Athletics  (Track & Field)    Flag Football
Badminton                             Soccer
Basketball                              Golf
Bocce                                      Horseshoes
Bowling                                 Motor Activity Training
Cycling                                   Powerlifting
Rhythmic Gymnastics        Softball
Tennis                                    Unified Sports Volleyball
Table Tennis

To learn more Click Here!


Rivalry Game POSTPONED!

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Due to the severe weather in the area, this year’s Unified Rivalry Flag Football Game between Nicholls State University and McNeese State University scheduled for Thursday, August 31st has been postponed. Stay tuned for more information on the rescheduled date!


Happy Friday

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“Some succeed because they are destined to;
most succeed because they are determined to.”
– Anatole France


Current Events

There are always competitions, clinics, and fundraisers happening with Special Olympics Louisiana.  So, we want to keep you updated on all of our current events!  There are a few ways to do so:

  1. Check out our website:  www.laso.org.  Here you can find out anything you want to know about Special Olympics Louisiana!  Keep up with events and learn about the next fundraiser that is taking place.
  2. Social Media:  FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagramLinkedin!  We got ’em!  Stay current with these and be sure to say hello!
  3. Read our blog:  Oh, you are already here!  Our blog is the go to place to see our current events.  We post here just about every day and the majority of posts revolve around our events.  But, we do like to throw the occasional picture and quote for you to enjoy!

No that you know how to keep up, we can’t wait to see you at the next event!


Healthy Athletes

Healthy athletes checkup 9 (eyes) Special Olympics Louisiana’ Healthy Athletes program currently offers health screenings in six areas: Fit Feet (podiatry), FUNfitness (physical therapy), Health Promotion (better health and well-being), Healthy Hearing (audiology),  Opening Eyes (vision) and Special Smiles (dentistry). Healthy Athletes organizes its events in a welcoming, fun environment. Its screenings educate athletes on healthy lifestyle choices and identify problems that may need additional follow-up.

Click on the discipline to learn more:
Fit Feet
FUN Fitness
Health Promotion
Healthy Hearing 
Opening Eyes
Special Smiles

Want to learn more about Healthy Athletes? Contact us.
Don’t forget to visit our next Healthy Athletes event at State Fall Classic in Carencro, LA on October 21st!


College Clubs

Vball team huddleDid you know Special Olympics Louisiana has college clubs?

Want to make a difference during college? Join the thousands of college students across the world who are working to benefit Special Olympics. College students are creating a more accepting and inclusion community for all, and you can join them! Learn more about the ways you can get involved on campus!


Unified Rivalry Flag Football Series is BACK!

img_0081This year’s Unified Rivalry Flag Football Game between Nicholls State University and McNeese State University is sure to be one for the books! The game will be played on Thursday, August 31st at the Nicholls State University soccer fields just outside of Guidry Stadium. Special guests include Dr. Bruce Murphy, University President, the Nicholls State band, dance team, cheerleaders, and even their mascot! Immediately after the game, all athletes, unified partners and family members will attend the Nicholls State University Alumni Association’s tailgate followed by the collegiate game between the two divisional rivals. An athlete from both the McNeese and Nicholls unified flag football team will be represented on the field during the coin toss of the football game. Special Olympics Louisiana is excited to build these partnerships with two of our Unified Champion Schools universities. See you there!


State Fall Classic

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Mark your calendar, State Fall Classic will be here soon! Join us October 20-22 in Lafayette & Carencro, LA for softball, horseshoes, and aquatics competitions.

VOLUNTEER NOW!


Fire Fan

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What kind of sports fan are you?
Do you call the plays before they happen? Have you ever jumped up and screamed at a fumble? Have you ever end zone danced in your living room?

If sports is your passion, we’ve got your game. Special Olympics Louisiana would like to personally invite you into the world of FireFan — the hottest interactive Sports App community ever created.

FireFan is a game changer! It’s way more than an app. Its real-time play that puts your head in the game…literally. You predict the scores. You call the plays. You decide the action. The penalties. And more…ALL IN REAL TIME. WHILE YOU ARE WATCHING THE GAME!

And even more remarkable…you get a chance to compete against your favorite sports heroes, celebs, your college buds, friends and family, or die-hard fanatics just like you.

Watch the FireFan Video.

The better your calls, the more accurate your predictions, the faster you’ll move up in the standings. The more you play, the more rewards you’ll earn!

Forget the statistics. Rely on your instincts. Ages 13 and above, any level can play. Don’t miss out. See why FireFan is getting every sports fans across America all fired up.

The game is free to download and play. Join our League by using the code “Solagamesapp” when you register, or register here to automatically join our team!

Don’t just watch, share with your friends and be a part of the action! FireFan. Ignite your passion and help support Special Olympics Louisiana!


#MedalMonday

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It’s our favorite day of the week… #MedalMonday! Show off your medals in the comments below!


BTrinket 2nd Annual Bill Jerome Memorial Swim Meet

The DEADLINE for entries for BTrinket 2 swim meet on August 12, 2017 will be JULY 23,2017.  Entries received after that date will not be accepted.

This is an event that is open to all aquatics athletes from around the state. Please contact Paula LaCour to sign up.

SOLA on the Road

Did you know you can support Special Olympics Louisiana by having a Special Olympics Louisiana license plate? Just visit the Office of Motor Vehicles website and search for Louisiana Special Olympics.

For more fun and creative ways to give, visit our website here.

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Unified Champion Schools

Did you know? Special Olympics Unified Schools (formerly Project Unify) empowers youth and educators to be leaders of change. By playing and learning we will create a more inclusive world.

Unified Schools provides opportunities for young people of all abilities to be leaders in their schools and communities by promoting equality and acceptance. These leadership activities help students with and without intellectual disabilities find their voices by teaching them to become change agents striving for respect and inclusion. Get resources to help you become a leader.

 

Students of all abilities have the power to positively impact their school communities by promoting social inclusion. With tools such as Spread the Word to End the Word®, Get Into It, and Special Olympics College Clubs, youth are creating an educational environment where respect and acceptance are the norm and all students feel included and engaged. Get your school involved today!
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Happy Friday

Gabriel Garland

“Clear your mind of can’t”
-Samuel Johnson


August Athlete Spotlight- Cortlyn Guthrie

Cortlyn GuthrieNAME: Cortlyn Guthrie
HOME TOWN: New Iberia, LA
SPORTS: Softball, Basketball, Athletics, Swimming, and Bowling
AGE: 13
YEARS INVOLVED: 8

Q: What is your favorite hobby?
A: I love to go fishing.
Q: What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?
A: My favorite memory is when I competed in Athletics at State Summer Games. Also, winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals.
Q: What is your key to success?
A:  My key is to keep practicing, keep an eye on the ball, and gain strength
Q:  What are your goals?
A: I want to go to college, graduate, and get a job that I like.

Cortlyn Guthrie

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    What is your favorite hobby?

     
     
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    I love to go fishing.  

     
     
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    What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?

     
     
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    My favorite memory is when I competed in Athletics at State Summer Games. Also, winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals.

     
     
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    What is your key to success?

     
     
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    My key is to keep practicing, keep an eye on the ball, and gain strength.

     

     

     
     
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    q What are your goals?
     
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    I want to go to college and graduate, then get a job that I like.  

     
     

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