Volunteer With Us!

We host close to 100 competitions and numerous fundraisers each year.  With that, we are always looking for volunteers!  We need you to be there to volunteer for our athletes.SOLA Volunteers

There are various volunteer jobs; you can view a full list here.  You can get more info and to register by contacting our Volunteer Director by clicking here.

We hope to see YOU at a Special Olympics Louisiana event!

Special Olympics World Games App!

The App for the Special Olympics World Games is here!  Be sure to head to the iTunes Store or Google Play Store and download today!

The App features:
-Receive important notifications, follow other World Games app users, make friends            and message them personally.
-Join the conversation in forums.
-Get event information (with the ability to bookmark the events you plan to attend), and        easy access to all things World Games.
-…. and more!


Florida Parishes Trivia Night

Gather your family, friends, and co-workers and register for the Florida Parishes Trivia Night!  This is the 1st annual Trivia Night in the area and it is sure to be a great time!2015 FP Area trivia flyer

Trivia Night will take place on Saturday, July 25th at the Ponchatoula Lions Club in Ponchatoula, LA.  The evening will kick off for 6pm with food and drinks and the Trivia will promptly kick off for 7pm.  It is $20 a person or $200 per table of 10 people.  Individuals may register and will be put on a team, however, teams are strongly encouraged to register.  Dinner is included in the price of the tickets!  There will also be music and a dessert auction to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Sponsorships are also available, click here for more info.

Don’t wait, register TODAY!

Camp Shriver – Shreveport!

Camp Shriver is taking place in Shreveport this week!  This 3-day camp will feature athletes and unified partners playing on the SAME team.  Throughout the year, we host Camp Shrivers in locations throughout the state.  To learn more about Camp Shriver, please click here.Camp Shriver-Shreveport 2

To view a few pictures from Camp Shriver in Shreveport, click here.

We Want to Hear from YOU!

It’s true!  We want to hear your thoughts!  Do you have a blog topic that you would like us to talk about?  maybe an upcoming Special Olympics competition or fundraiser?  Perhaps you have a great story about one of our athletes?  Let us know!  High Five!

Click here to submit your story!  Be sure to put in the comments line that it is for the blog.

Please note: NOT all topics can be used, but we will do our best!  

URAA Wrap Up

The Unified Relay Across America has made its way through Louisiana!  Last week, the Relay made its way through our state with major stops in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles and a great time was had by all!URAA 9

Thank you to all of the torch runners who raised money and participated in the Relay!  Your support of our athletes was awesome!  Big thank you to our host sites: Tulane University, Town Square, and the Lake Charles Civic Center!  Finally, a huge thanks to our URAA sponsors in Louisiana: Roadrunner Towing and Winn Dixie!

As the unified Relay heads west, we hope our friends in those states will have a great time, just as we did!

Check out some pics from the Southern Route here and view some community celebration pictures here.

Special Olympics World Games

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will be here soon!  The Games will be held in Los Angeles, CA from July 25th to August 2nd.  World Games

Louisiana will be sending a delegation of six to the Games that include 4 athletes, 1 partner, and 1 sport manager.  They will be a part of Special Olympics USA!

Also, we are happy to announce that Opening Ceremonies will be televised LIVE on ESPN on July 25th!  Be sure to watch with your family and friends!

More info on World Games here.  You can click here to meet the Louisiana delegation.  To support our athletes heading to World Games, please click here.

Upcoming Events

We host close to 100 competitions a year, along with many different fundraisers!  Did you know you can find ALL of our events listed in one place?  You can!  Our website, www.laso.org, has every event.Calendar

Weather you are an athlete that wants to know what events are happening in your area, or a volunteer that wants to volunteer for a State events, you can find it all on our website!

Check out our events calendar here!