One Sole Purpose


Yesterday, the Finish Line Youth Foundation donated new shoes to some very lucky SOLA athletes. Our athletes were invited in store to be hand fitted by the Finish Line team in Baton Rouge for a new pair of athletic shoes! Finish Line continues to help Special Olympics athletes stay fit for life and strive for their personal best! Thank you Finish Line!

Did you know?


Despite a mistaken belief that people with intellectual disabilities receive the same or better health care than others, they typically receive sub-standard care or virtually no health care at all.

Healthy Athletes currently offers health examinations in seven areas: Fit Feet (podiatry), FUNfitness (physical therapy), Health Promotion (better health and well-being), Healthy Hearing (audiology), MedFest (sports physical exam), Opening Eyes (vision) and Special Smiles (dentistry). Healthy Athletes organizes its events in a welcoming, fun environment. Its exams educate athletes on healthy lifestyle choices and identify problems that may need additional follow-up.

For more information on our Healthy Athletes program, click here.

Prayers for Senior Trooper Steven Vincent


Year round law enforcement officers, including the Louisiana State Police, provide support, friendship, service, and awareness for Special Olympics Louisiana and our athletes. Today, the Louisiana State Police need our support. Senior Trooper Steven Vincent tragically lost his life protecting and serving our community. We are asking our SOLA family to keep his family, friends, and the Louisiana State Police in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

Registration is OPEN for Over the Edge!

You read that correctly!  Registration for 2015 Over the Edge is now OPEN!  Be sure to register TODAY and start raising funds to meet your goal.

Companies, schools, clubs and other organizations can raise funds to send someone Over the Edge!  You can even use company matching! Sponsorship opportunities are available at all levels and some even include spots to rappel!

Don’t forget to register today!

Register for Over the Edge – Tomorrow!

Tomorrow morning, August 20th, at 9am, registration will open for Over the Edge!  This thrilling event will take place on Friday, December 4th at Benson tower in New Orleans.

You can click here to register!  Interested in sponsoring Over the Edge?  Please click Donnie Guillory rappelling Over the Edgehere.

We cannot wait to see YOU at Over the Edge!

Volunteer for State Fall Classic!

We need YOU to volunteer for State Fall Classic this October!  Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make this a successful event. Volunteers Needed

Are you ready to make an impact?  If so, sign up to volunteer today by clicking here!  You can click here for more info on Fall Classic.  Have questions?  Contact our Director of Volunteers, here!

Our athletes are looking forward to meeting YOU!

We Want You!

Calling all athletes, families, coaches, partners, and volunteers. This is your chance to shine!

One of our favorite things here at SOLA is hearing amazing stories from our Special Olympics community. Please share your story with us. We want to know how you became involved with Special Olympics and what kind of difference it has made in your everyday life! You could even share your best photos from an event or competition. We will even share some of your stories to our blog, Facebook, and Twitter!

You can post your stories or pictures into the comments below or email us!


Happy Friday!

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.” -Wilferd a. peterson