Internships Available!

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Did you know Special Olympics Louisiana has internships available? Build your portfolio while helping a state wide organization that serves over 15,000 people. Internships are available in Accounting, Clerical, Event Planning, Fundraising, Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Recruiting, and Sports/Competition. Contact our office to find out more at 1-800-345-6644 or laso@laso.org.

50th Anniversary

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Since 1968, Special Olympics Louisiana has been changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities. Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing the world! Starting in 2018, we are celebrating 50 years of creating a more inclusive, welcoming world for all. Join us — and Change the Game!

We are asking our supporters to pledge $50 to Special Olympics Louisiana in honor of our 50th Anniversary. You may be a part of our past and now we want you to become a part of our future! 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.

Thank you for celebrating 50 years of joy, courage, and empowerment of people with intellectual disabilities with Special Olympics Louisiana.

Unified Champion Schools

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The Unified Champion Schools approach incorporates Special Olympics sports and related activities while enhancing the youth experience and empowering them to be change agents in their communities. This requires a shift in current programs and paradigms from a focus on events to committing to a movement advocating for youth as leaders. This programming promotes social inclusion in schools to ensure special education and general education students are equitably engaged. Teachers and students are encouraged to collaborate and create supportive classrooms, activities and opportunities.

Students should be encouraged and supported to be agents of change, have opportunities to be leaders, and participate in collaborative school activities. To achieve this, school leaders and educators must foster a socially inclusive school climate that emphasizes acceptance, respect and human dignity for all students. A socially inclusive school is a place where no student is excluded because of the degree or type of disability or the services required to meet his/her needs.

For more information click here.

 

NOLA Over the Edge: SWAT Edition

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Whether you are fearless or looking to overcome your fears, NOLA Over the Edge: SWAT Edition is the challenge for you! This event is the ULTIMATE Adrenaline Rush!

Participants will get the opportunity to RAPPEL 25 stories down NOLA’s Benson Tower, RIDE in a helicopter & SWAT train with Louisiana’s finest at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Training Facility, while raising much needed funds for Special Olympics Louisiana athletes! This year the event will be held on December 7th and begin at 6 am.

Find more information about NOLA Over the Edge here!

Find our Facebook event page here!

Support SOLA through Amazon Smile

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Amazon.com has an initiative called Amazon Smile, which allows you to support your favorite charity with every purchase online. When you go to smile.amazon.com it will ask you to login to your Amazon account and then choose your favorite charity organization.

If you type in Special Olympics Louisiana and search, a “Special Olympics Louisiana, Inc” will pop up. Once you have selected your charity, it automatically adds it to your profile and EVERY purchase you make sends 0.5% of that purchase to your charity.

Check it out today and support our athletes all year long with a smile!

Volunteers Needed!

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Give back to your community and participate in a life changing program. Sign up to be a volunteer for Special Olympics Louisiana today!

Whether you want to become a coach, volunteer in our state office, officiate games, become a medical volunteer, other specialized fields, or just come out for one event a year; we have something for you at Special Olympics Louisiana!

Call us at 1-800-345-6644 or send us an e-mail.

Bayouland Area Horseshoe & T-Ball

This is an event for the Bayouland Area. Male and female athletes and unified partners from the area will compete. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Exhibit Still Open!

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Join us for the exhibition of “Brave in the Attempt: Special Olympics in Louisiana” at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches.

This exhibition highlights the history of Special Olympics with a focus on the organization’s efforts in Louisiana. The foundation for Special Olympics Louisiana was built at the 1968 Special Olympics Games, held on Soldier’s Field in Chicago. The exhibit opened May 5, 2018 and will be open throughout the year in honor of Special Olympics Louisiana’s 50th Anniversary.

Address: 800 Front St. Natchitoches, 71457 | 318-357-2492
Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thank you, Sponsors!

Mission Partner

Program Partners
    

Platinum Sponsor

              

Law Enforcement Torch Run Sponsors State Games Sponsors
Silver Medal Sponsors
-Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association
Medallion Sponsors
-Valero St. Charles Refinery
-SwimmingPool.com
-Healthy Blue/BlueCross BlueShield
-Smile Generation
Bronze Medal Sponsors
Louisiana Sheriff’s Association
Gold Medal Sponsors
-AT&T
-The Rotary Club of Lafayette South
-The CarMax Foundation
-Voya Financial
Silver Medal Sponsors
-The Fred B. & Ruth B. Zigler Foundation
-Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge
-Smitty’s Supply
-Roseburg Forest Product Company
-Kohl’s
-Dow Chemical
-The Oscar J. Tolmas Trust
-The P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati  Foundation
-Mattel, Inc.
-Exxon Mobil/ Exxon Mobil Fund
-Finish Line Youth Foundation
-Pinnacle Financial Strategies
Bronze Medal Sponsors
-Williams Companies
-The Jambalaya Shoppe
-Tangipahoa Tourism

 

State Fall Classic

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State Fall Classic will be held October 20 and 21st this year and hosts aquatics, horseshoes, and softball events. The Aquatics meet is held at the Robichaux Recreation Center in Lafayette, LA and horseshoes and softball tournaments are held in Carencro, LA at Pelican Park.

Volunteers are needed! Click here to sign up!

Find our Facebook event page here!

Knights of Columbus Steak Dinner

The Hammond Knights of Columbus Council 2952 is hosting its 20th Annual Steak Dinner & Benefit Raffle which will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018. This Dinner is their annual fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Louisiana and other local organizations that serve individuals with disabilities.  Tickets are $100.00 (donation) which includes 2 steak dinners and a chance of 4 raffle drawings. Raffle Drawings include two grand prizes of $5,000.00 and two additional drawings of $500.00. 

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Location: John F. Kennedy Council 2952 Home
Time: Social Hour 5:00 pm       Dinner 6:30 pm       Takeout: 5:00 pm

View the Flyer

Bayouland Area Swim Meet

This is an event for the Bayouland Area. Male and female athletes and unified partners from the area will compete. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.

Knights of Columbus Steak Dinner TOMORROW

The Hammond Knights of Columbus Council 2952 is hosting its 20th Annual Steak Dinner & Benefit Raffle which will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018. This Dinner is their annual fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Louisiana and other local organizations that serve individuals with disabilities.  Tickets are $100.00 (donation) which includes 2 steak dinners and a chance of 4 raffle drawings. Raffle Drawings include two grand prizes of $5,000.00 and two additional drawings of $500.00.

For tickets call the Knights of Columbus Hall at 985-542-2952 or Special Olympics Louisiana at 985-345-6644.

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Location: John F. Kennedy Council 2952 Home
​Time: Social Hour 5:00 pm       Dinner 6:30 pm       Takeout: 5:00 pm

NW Area Swim Meet

This is an event for the Northwest Area. Male and female athletes from the area will compete. To play, coach or volunteer for this event contact the NW Area Team Leader.

Connect With Us!

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Did you know that we are on LinkedIn?   If you are on the site, we hope that you will connect with us and say hello.

This is another great way that you can follow along with what is happening in the world of Special Olympics Louisiana.

Connect with us by clicking here!

September Athlete Spotlight- Yancy Morris

  • Q:  How did you get involved with Special Olympics?

    A:   I began competing when my girlfriend, who is a Special Olympics Louisiana bowler,  told me about the programs.

  • Q: Are you currently employed?
    A: Yes, I have been working with the Grenier Center for Lafourche Arc in the saw shop for the past 4 years.
    Q: How would your friends describe you?
    A : I am known for my positive attitude, being a team player, and having a kind and caring heart.
    Q:  What are your hobbies?     

    A :  In my free time, I enjoy fishing, hunting, and riding four wheelers.

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