2014 Calendar of Events is HERE!

2014 SOLA Calendar of eventsHave you seen the 2014 Calendar of Events yet? Don’t miss out! Save the dates now for your favorite Special Olympics Louisiana event. We have numerous events taking place every month around the state. From Aquatics to Young Athletes and much more in between…check out our 2014 Calendar here




Leadership Highlights

As we talked about last week, SOLA hosted a leadership conference in Lake Charles, LA this past weekend. Athletes, partners, coaches, and family members participated in this two day conference which featured fun, interactive games and some vital lessons on social media and the formula for good leadership: Participation + Responsibility + Strategy = LEADERSHIP!

We found many good leaders that will take our organization to the next level!

Athlete Leadership

SOLA Athlete to Play with All Stars

Special Olympics Louisiana is proud to announce that Jacob Majors of Lake Charles, LA has been selected to be part of the third annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Game, as part of this year’s at NBA All-Star Jam Session in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 1:00 p.m. CST, prior to the 63rd NBA All-Star Game that evening. This year’s Unified Sports Basketball Game will feature 12 Special Olympics athletes from around the globe, including Majors, playing alongside NBA and WNBA players and legends.

Check out a video of Jacob below!

Brighton Collectibles

We are excited about a brand new promotion going on right now!  Brighton Collectibles, a women’s accessories manufacturer and retailer will donate 50% of the purchase price for every “Americana” bracelet sold online and in stores from February 1st-28th, 2014 to Special Olympics.

Be sure to check out www.brighton.com and purchase your Americana bracelet today!

Don’t be caught Freezin’ without a Reason

Are you freezing? Wouldn’t you rather be Freezin’ for a Reason? We can help! Make the reason Special Olympics Louisiana. Our annual Freezin’ for a Reason Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge (R) for Special Olympics Louisiana is this month! We will have three location for you to choose from: February 8th in Shreveport, February 15th in Lake Charles and February 22nd in Gonzales. Check out our youtube video with all the information you need to know about the Polar Plunge!

Unified Leadership Workshop

This weekend, February 7-8, the Special Olympics Louisiana community will come together in Lake Charles, LA for a Unified Leadership Workshop.  Athletes, partners, coaches, family members and volunteers will meet to learn how to become better leaders in their specified areas.SOLA Youth Leaders

The week will kick off with a general session on Friday evening, followed by some fun leadership games! Sessions will focus on such topics as “The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media” & “How to conduct yourself as a leader.”

Check back next week for some photos from the workshop!