Over the Edge is TODAY!

8946_797977200249024_303427418028659761_nWill you be attending the ULTIMATE adrenaline rush while being able to raise funds needed for Special Olympics Louisiana athletes?! Today, NOLA Over the Edge: SWAT Edition is giving participants the opportunity to rappel 25 stories down NOLA’s Benson Tower, ride in a helicopter, and SWAT train with Louisiana’s finest at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Training Facility!

Companies, schools, clubs, and other organizations will be raising funds to send their friends Over the Edge through company matching, sponsorship opportunities, and much more. Don’t want to rappel but still want to help? Donate to an edger and help them reach their goal for Special Olympics Louisiana or make a general donation for our athletes participating!

A special thanks to our sponsors for all of their help with planning today’s event! We will be at NOLA’s Benson Tower starting at 7:00 AM. We hope to see you there!OTE Sponsors.png

Athlete Spotlight

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NAME: Florena Evans
HOME TOWN: Loranger, LA
SPORTS: Horseshoes, Bowling, and Bocce
AGE: 46
YEARS INVOLVED: 5

Q: What is your family life like?
A: I have a twin brother, one sister, and a half brother. We have four chickens, a cat, a dog, and a squirrel as pets.

Q: What is your favorite hobby?
A: I like photography and playing basketball.

Q: What is your favorite Special Olympics memory?
A: Winning gold medals in my sports.

Q: What is your key to success?
A: The coaches help a lot, but practicing hard is important too.

Young Athletes Program

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With the generous support of the Mattel Children’s Foundation, the Young Athletes Program is an innovative sports play program designed to introduce children with intellectual disabilities to the world of sports prior to their Special Olympics eligibility.

Designed for children ages 2 through 7, the Young Athletes program is designed to strengthen physical development and self-esteem by building skills for future sports participation and socialization. These skills can also help increase the participant’s motor tracking and eye-hand coordination. The program encourages families to become involved as the child learns success through physical activity, all while connecting with their intellectually disabled child in unique ways.

 

Giving Tuesday!

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Every gift before midnight will be matched to make TRIPLE the impact. 
Please, give now.

We have big news! We’re celebrating Giving Tuesday today with a limited chance to have your gift MATCHED. This means before the day is over you have the chance to help three times the number of athletes.Give now!

Giving Tuesday has always been a big day for Special Olympics. With your support, we’ve been able to come together to support athletes across Louisiana to ensure they have what they need to step off the sidelines and into the game. Here are three suggested gifts to make sure we can continue this great work together in 2017:

1.    $19.81 will be tripled to give training to an athlete for an entire year

2.    Your gift $99.05 will be tripled to train an athlete for the next FIVE years

3.   And a gift of $198.10 will be TRIPLED to train an athlete for the next DECADE.

The work we can do together this #GivingTuesday is unparalleled with this match, but time is running out. Step up and help three times the number of athletes today.

 

P.S. Your money is 100% tax-deductible and 100% TRIPLED. But this #GivingTuesday offer only lasts until midnight tonight. Don’t wait.