Happy Wednesday

“If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

~Michael Jordan

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SOLA Flag Football Team on TODAY Show!

This Friday, October 24, at 7:15am CST, tune into the TODAY Show as our flag football team, who recently won the Gold Medal at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games this past June, will be featured in a live spot from New Orleans!  Flag Football winning gold

The weekly segment, called “Together We Make Football,” features stories from around the country.  We are very happy that the TODAY Show chose Special Olympics to feature.  The team was also filmed a few weeks back at the Saints training facility and also at USA Games.

Be sure to share this post on Facebook and Twitter.  If you cannot watch the show live, be sure to set your DVR!


Dine Out and Give Back


This Wednesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 23, the California Pizza Kitchen on Perkins Rowe in Baton Rouge is donating 20% of your purchase to Special Olympics Louisiana!

Print out this flyer and give it to your server, bring your family and friends, and enjoy a great meal while giving back to SOLA! This promotion can be used for dine in, take out, beverages, or even catering!

2014 State Fall Classic Recap

As most of you know, our 2014 State Fall Classic took place thChanning Ewing 2014is past weekend in Carencro, LA.  Close to 400 athletes from all across this state of Louisiana participated in aquatics, horseshoes, and softball!

When asked what his favorite part of the weekend was, Channing Ewing, an athlete from our Northwest Area, stated “I really enjoyed the dance and scaring a few people (Channing dressed as a werewolf to the Halloween themed dance)!!  I also liked the jambalaya that I had for supper Saturday night. I thought the fields, dugouts, and restroom facility were great. They were a major improvement compared to last year.”

Comment with your feedback of the weekend! You can also stay tuned to our website and all of our social media pages for upcoming events in your area!

State Fall Classic Starts Today


It’s finally time! State Fall Classic has arrived!

Over 400 athletes will compete in aquatics, horseshoes, and softball.  Events will take place at Pelican Park in Carencro and the Robicheaux Center in Lafayette.  Also on the agenda is Healthy Athletes, which will provide free health examinations to our athletes, Olympic Town, which will showcase fun Games, and the Victory Dance, which will be a fun time for all of our athletes.  All of these events will take place at Carencro High.

Also, competitions are free and open to the public!  We invite you to come cheer on our athletes as they compete for the Gold, beginning with Opening Ceremonies tonight at 7pm at Pelican Park.  Come out and be a Fan in the Stands!

Click here for  more information. We hope to see you there!