Special FOAM

5K Foam Fest 2014 FlyerFoam Fest is this weekend and the foam will be extra special! Don’t forget it is not too late to sign up…visit 5KFoamFest.com today to register. Only 3 days left! Remember, if you enter the code OLYMPICS, you will receive $30 off your registration!

Follow them on Facebook to check out the awesome photos and obstacles! Watch the video below to see this year’s obstacles.

State Indoor Games Start TODAY!

We are excited for the start of State Indoor Games which start today with Opening Ceremonies for 7pm in the LSU Student Union Royal Cotillion Room (Located on the 2nd floor of the Union).  Competition will kick off tomorrow morning in the sports of bowling, basketball, and tennis with over 500 athletes!

All are welcome to attend competition and we hope to see you out there!

2014 State Indoor Games

State Indoor Games

State Indoor Games will take place next week, March 7-9 in Baton Rouge , LA!  Over 600 athletes will compete in basketball, bowling, and tennis.  We will kick the weekend off with Opening Ceremonies on the LSU Parade Ground for 7pm and all are welcome to attend.  2014 SIG Vol Flyer

Basketball, bowling, and tennis competition will begin bright and early Saturday, March 8th at 8am.  Starting at 10am, Healthy Athletes and Olympic Town will start offering free non-evasive health screenings and fun interactive games for our athletes.  The famous Victory Dance/Closing Ceremonies will take place Saturday night and competition will come to a close early Sunday afternoon.

Interested in volunteering?  If so, sign up here!

Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter so you can stay updated during 2014 State Indoor Games.  See you in Baton Rouge!

Foam + Mud = Special Olympics

We are excited to once 2014 5K Foam Festagain be the Charity of Choice for the Baton Rouge 5K Foam Fest! Last year there were tons of brave souls who dashed through the mud and foam for a great time and a great cause! Sign up today before the prices go up! View the website for more information.

 

2014 State Indoor Games Show

Watch the below youtube video our Program Staff did about the 2014 State Indoor Games. All the important information and highlights of the event are mentioned with a few extras to keep you guessing!

SOLA Athletes Play Ball

This past weekend was jam packed with fun activities for us!  On Friday, athletes from the Baton Rouge area were treated to a LSU volleyball game inside the PMAC.  During halftime of the game, our athletes took the court to play a unLSU Volleyball with SOLA Athletesified game with the LSU sand volleyball team!

Then, on Saturday, the Southeastern Football team hosted a flag football clinic!  Athletes were put through different drills including, passing, agility, running, and kicking drills.  After, they were given a facility tour of the football operations SLU Football with SOLA Athletebuilding and were shown a hype video in the team film room.  To cap off the day, minutes before kickoff, our athletes took the field in Strawberry Stadium to play a unified football game!

A huge THANK YOU to both the LSU volleyball staff and the Southeastern football staff for showing our athletes a great time!  #GeauxTigers and #LionUp

 

Teamwork

As we stated last week, Camp Shriver in Baton Rouge has begun!  Athletes and Unified partners have started working on new sports skills and learning to work with each other.  Through Friday, they will continue to build friendships with each partner and ultimately  work together as a team.

Below is a picture from Camp Shriver that was taken today.  Looks like TEAMWORK is in full swing!

Teamwork!

Welcome new Area sponsor BASF

During a recent Special Olympics Louisiana Capital Area Track & Field event, BASF donated $5,000 to our organization to help many children and adults in the region with intellectual disabilities. BASF continuously supports employee volunteers and encourage them to take an active role in our local community and organizations. Joe Segura, BASF accounting manager, (pictured below) serves as a member of the Special Olympics Louisiana Capital Area Management Team.

Capital Area-BASF and Special Olympics_Group March 2013

Back row from left to right: Frank Zaeringer (Capital Area Management Team member), Joe Segura (Capital Area Management Team member and BASF accounting manager), Charles Guillory (apital Area Management Team member).

Front row from left to right: Donnie Guillory (Special Olympics Louisiana athlete), Charlie Courville (Special Olympics Louisiana Director of Outreach and Area Management), John Bailey (Site Controller, BASF) Audrey Segura (Capital Area Management team member), Carla Guillory (Capital Area Management team member).

Foam is the NEW Mud

Foam Fest 2013Have some fun and lend a helping hand to Special Olympics Louisiana on March 23rd 2013 in Baton Rouge! We’ve partnered up with the 5k Foam Fest – the only obstacle mud run that doubles as a human carwash! Picture a 5k run with over 18 army style obstacles, giant mud pits, and adult-sized bounce houses filled with foam! They’ll also be bringing the Death Drop – the WORLD’S LARGEST inflatable slide! Over 3 stories tall and 150 feet long, it’s the biggest obstacle in 5k racing! Think you can handle it? Check out the details here and see more videos here!

State Indoor Games Wrap-Up

We have wrapped another successful State Indoor Games!  We had close to 700 athletes compete over two days in bowling, basketball, and tennis, along with over 500 volunteers.

The weekend festivities kicked off on the LSU Parade Ground Friday evening with our Opening Ceremonies, which were highlighted by LSU Head Football Coach, Les Miles & CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Mike Reitz.  We kicked of competition bright and early on Saturday for bowling and basketball with tennis following right behind.  The Healthy Athletes and Olympic Town venue was rockin’ throughout the day.  Saturday evening was the Victory dance where our athletes were able to dance the night away!  We finished up the weekend on Sunday with championship games in basketball and doubles in bowling.

Overall State Indoor Games was a fun weekend!  We are already looking forward to next year!