Happy Mardi Gras!

We wish all of you a very happy, fun, and safe Mardi Gras!

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Polar Plunge

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Get your chill on and join us for our 2017 Mandeville & Shreveport Polar Plunges! You can hop, skip or run your way into chilly waters in Mandeville at Fontainebleau State Park on March 18th or at East Ridge Country Club in Shreveport on March 11th! Join along with other brave souls who will grin and bear it for the amazing Special Olympics athletes of Louisiana.

Not a water warrior and more of the timid type? Donate to a plunger! It’s the chill of a lifetime with several locations and dates to choose from so come feel the BRRR this March!

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER:
www.laso.org/polarplunge
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Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge

The 14th Annual Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge is on March 24-25, 2017 located in Downtown Hammond, Louisiana. More Than 60 KCBS TEAMS from around the U.S. will compete against each other and local teams for more than $12,000 in Cash & Prizes. This year’s event will also feature 60+ local teams competing in the Backyard Boogie and the Lamar Outdoor Advertising Chicken Little Contest, making this event the largest BBQ event in the State of Louisiana for the 14th year in a row.
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The event also features local bands from around the region playing music on the Northshore Broadcasting stage both Friday night and Saturday. Come and enjoy world class BBQ and listen to local favorites. The Smokin’ Hammond BBQ Challenge is a FREE event. No tickets required. Make sure to visit the Backyard Boogie Contestant area for some delicious treats – Tip-2-Taste! All donations from Tip-2-Taste benefit local charities, including Special Olympics Louisiana!

The Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge is an event where BBQ lovers and the community can come together as one to have a ton of fun in experiencing great people, great food, and great music. We hope to see you there!

Spread the Word to End the Word Day

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Spread the Word to End the Word is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics, Best Buddies, and our supporters to inspire respect and acceptance through raising the consciousness of society about the R-word and how hurtful words and disrespect can be toward people with intellectual disabilities.

The campaign, created by youth, is intended to engage schools, organizations and communities to rally and pledge their support at www.r-word.org and to promote the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Spread the word to END the word! R-Word day will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017. We want YOU to take the pledge in stopping the use of this word. To find out how you can get involved call our state office at 800-345-6644.

Click here to take the pledge!