State Summer Games

The 2014 edition of State Summer Games will take place on May 23-25 at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA.  Athletes will compete in athletics, bocce, power lifting, and volleyball!  Are are welcome to be a Fan in the Stands on Friday, May 23rd inside Southeastern’s Strawberry Stadium at 7:30pm.  However, we encourage you to get there early for our Unified football game!State Summer Games 2012 Winner

Hundreds of volunteers are need for this event.  You can sign up here or give us a call at 1-800-345-6644.

Read more about State Summer Games here.

Must See Monday

Rodriques Love SO Olympics 5-11 Rachel Doyle  (Lagrange Group)-5592#MSM Rodriques Love runs the 800M in 2 minutes and 28.9 seconds. The top #9 Louisiana Male Athlete in the state, according to the LHSAA, runs the 800M in 2 minutes and 35.07 seconds. Just a little more proof that our athletes are awesome and have outstanding abilities!

Standing Ovation

Recently, our very own Unified Special Olympics Louisiana Cheer Team, competed in an exhibition at Southeastern Louisiana University.  Our athletes and partners did a tremendous job and received a standing ovation after their routine!  Check out the picture below.  Leave a comment of congrats for the team.

SOLA Cheer

 

Current Events

Do you know when the next Special Olympics Louisiana event will be held?  Are you looking to volunteer for one of our many events?  If this is you, then head over to our brand new website and check out our current and upcoming events!  All of our events are listed for you to view at www.laso.org.  From the next sports competition to our next fundraiser, we have it all listed for you!  Special Olympics 5-11 R&C Romaguera  (Lagrange Group)-7511

What are you waiting for?!  We can’t wait to see YOU at our next event!

“I am Happy to Be Me”

I am Happy to Be MeSpecial Olympics Louisiana athlete, Sean Adams recently published a book titled, “I am Happy to Be Me”. In the book Sean talks about what life is like, growing up with Down Syndrome. He hopes that his book will show the world that people with intellectual disabilities can accomplish anything they set their mind to! Sean is a wealth of knowledge, strong Christian, great public speaker and wonderful member of the Special Olympics Louisiana family!

To check out Sean’s book, buy a copy or download it digitally, check out Tate Publishing’s Website.

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.

Support US with a SMILE

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.

If you make an Amazon purchase between now through March 31st, Amazon will donate an additional $5.00 to Special Olympics Louisiana.

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

Amazon Smile