LSU Men’s Tennis Team

The LSU Men’s Tennis team welcomed some of our athletes yesterday, March 30th, to the Dub Robinson Tennis Stadium for their match with SEC opponent Florida.  At a break in action, our athletes were allowed on the court to throw LSU goodies into the stands.  After the game, our athletes were able to meet the LSU athletes and have a few photos snapped!  Thanks to LSU for making this possible for our athletes.

SOLA Athletes with LSU Tennis Team

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 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.

He’ll Always Be My Best Friend

We recently came across this article which perfectly depicts how Unified Sports are changing lives.

“Amid the cacophony of clattering pins at the Shell Lanes bowling center in Gravesend, Brooklyn, it’s not easy to stay focused. But the teenage boy is resolute: Gently but confidently, he grasps the younger boy’s shoulders and guides him to the lane’s foul line.”Mike helps Adam set up on the approach ...

Read the full story here.

Support US with a SMILE has an initiative called Amazon Smile, which allows you to support your favorite charity with every purchase online. When you go to 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

2014 USA Games + Team Louisiana = CHAMPIONS

Team Louisiana is getting ready to compete on a national stage this summer! Meet the 101 members who will represent our state this June in New Jersey!

It will cost $100,000 to send the delegation to New Jersey, if you would like to make a donation, visit the Team’s donation page. Every little bit helps!

Foam Fest Is NEXT Saturday

Foam Fest will take place next Saturday, March 29 in Denham Springs, LA and we are once again a beneficiary of the foamy event!  This 5k race features many obstacles that will get you full of foam.  2014 5K Foam Fest

You can register for the event here and check out some more info.  Also, if you use the code, OLYMPICS, you will get $30 off of your registration fee and Special Olympics will get $5!  Pretty cool, isn’t it?!

Hope to see you in the foam!

International Happy Day

Today is International Happy Day and was established by the United Nations General Assembly on June 28, 2012!  We are Happy today because we are less than 100 days away from 2014 USA Games and our State Summer Games are right around the corner.

Comment below and tell us why you are HAPPY today!

Dear Future Mom

We came across this video today and couldn’t wait to share with you!  An expectant mother wrote an e-mail asking what her life would be like once she had her future son, who will have Down Syndrome.  In response, the inspiring video you see below was created. We encourage you to watch the video and then share your thoughts in the comments section.

Hammond Blues & BBQ

This weekend, March 21-22, Downtown Hammond will host “Hammond Blues & BBQ.” This event will feature bbq’ers from across the country along with locals competing the the Backyard Boogie.  It is sponsored by KCBS and is the largest state-sanctioned bbq event in the state.  There is also opportunities for “Chicken Little” for bbq’ers under the age of 16. Local bands will also be featured at this 2-day event.

Find more information here.

2014 BBQ logo