Toys”R”Us teams up with Special Olympics

Peyton Stanley with ballToys“R”Us is the Presenting Sponsor of the first-ever Young Athletes Festival at the 2014 USA Games. Furthering its commitment as a Founding Partner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, Toys“R”Us announced the February 1 launch of a nationwide in-store and online awareness campaign. By texting “CHEER” to 80888, customers can make a $5 donation via their mobile device that will help support Special Olympics athletes participating in the “Games of Welcome and Acceptance” being held in New Jersey from June 14-21. Read the full release

Toys”R”Us has also highlighted a Young Athlete from each state on their website, check out Louisiana’s very own, Peyton Stanley…Click on Louisiana here.

New Year, New Website

We are very excited to announce that we have launched a new website: The address is the same but the website is new! Check it out, take a look around and let us know what you think. We would really like your feedback! Email us at with your comments.

Sneaux Day!

As we sit around and wait for the snow (sneaux in south Louisiana) we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know about some of our events that will be coming up in the next few weeks.

Sneaux Day!

Sneaux Day!

We’ll get the first of three (3) Polar Plunges kicked off on February 8th in Shreveport.  The other two will be February 15th in Lake Charles and February 22nd in Gonzales.  Also on February 7-8 we will host a leadership conference in Lake Charles.  On February 21-22 we will host a flag football tournament in Shreveport with Special Olympics Arkansas.  Then, on March 7-9 we will host State Indoor Games.

Whew, and that is just thru the first week in March!  We hope to see you at an event soon!

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!

Congratulations to one of our very own

Glenn Drude Options breakfastSpecial Olympics Louisiana staff member and previous athlete, Glenn Drude, Jr. was recognized today by Options, Inc. for his outstanding work in Special Olympics Louisiana. He was honored at a breakfast this morning along with several other individuals with intellectual disabilities in the community who have been employed for several years. Glenn currently holds the title as the individual who has been serving the community the longest, 26 years! Glenn is the Office Assistant here at the Special Olympics Louisiana State Office and does a variety of jobs. We are proud of his accomplishment and honored to have him in our family.

Cessna Airlift

Cessna is working to transport 1,000 athletes and coaches to New Jersey for the 2014 USA Games!  We need your help to spread the word through social media.

Cessna is posting to their Facebook and LinkedIn pages (search “Cessna” for Cessna Aircraft Company), and to Twitter with the #CSOA14 hashtag several times a week. Please follow and like Cessna and then share those Facebook posts and Tweets with your fans and followers.

Be sure to check out the Cessna Citation Special Olympics Airlift!


Mark your Calendars


Social media has shown us that everyday is a National Day for something. Well, our friends over at Friendship Circle Blog have comprised a handy calendar to mark all the Special Needs Awareness days in 2014 sorted by season. Click here to see it (While you are there, check out their other resources and posts. They have great articles for those serving people with special needs.)