“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.”
— Irish Proverb
Did you know that year round, law enforcement officers raise funds and provide support, friendship, service, and awareness for Special Olympics Louisiana and our athletes? Thank you for your continued support through the Law Enforcement Torch Run Movement!
Are you an officer who would like to get involved? Click here.
Our annual showcase runs will be taking place around the state this May.
With the generous support of the Mattel Children’s Foundation, the Young Athletes Program is an innovative sports play program designed to introduce children with intellectual disabilities to the world of sports prior to their Special Olympics eligibility.
Designed for children ages 2 through 7, the Young Athletes program is designed to strengthen physical development and self-esteem by building skills for future sports participation and socialization. These skills can also help increase the participant’s motor tracking and eye-hand coordination. The program encourages families to become involved as the child learns success through physical activity, all while connecting with their intellectually disabled child in unique ways.
Special Olympics Louisiana will host State Golf and Cycling in Monroe , LA. Cycling will take place on Sunday (4/2) at Chennault Park and the weekend will finish up with Golf on Monday (4/3) at Calvert Crossing Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you there!
The 14th Annual Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge kicks off tonight 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.
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!
What kind of sports fan are you?
Do you call the plays before they happen? Have you ever jumped up and screamed at a fumble? Have you ever end zone danced in your living room?
If sports is your passion, we’ve got your game. Special Olympics Louisiana would like to personally invite you into the world of FireFan — the hottest interactive Sports App community ever created.
FireFan is a game changer! It’s way more than an app. Its real-time play that puts your head in the game…literally. You predict the scores. You call the plays. You decide the action. The penalties. And more…ALL IN REAL TIME. WHILE YOU ARE WATCHING THE GAME!
And even more remarkable…you get a chance to compete against your favorite sports heroes, celebs, your college buds, friends and family, or die-hard fanatics just like you.
The better your calls, the more accurate your predictions, the faster you’ll move up in the standings. The more you play, the more rewards you’ll earn!
Forget the statistics. Rely on your instincts. Ages 13 and above, any level can play. Don’t miss out. See why FireFan is getting every sports fans across America all fired up.
The game is free to download and play. Join our League by using the code “Solagamesapp” when you register, or register here to automatically join our team! You will be the first to know when the app is launched and you can download it!
Don’t just watch, share with your friends and be a part of the action! FireFan. Ignite your passion and help support Special Olympics Louisiana!
Be sure to check out all of the Special Olympics World Winter Games action taking place this week! Don’t forget that ESPN2 is airing highlight shows every day this week at 6 pm ET, and a best of the games show will air at 2 pm ET on ABC on March 26.Check local listings for channel and other information.
Need more information on where to see footage from the Games internationally? Check out our guide online: http://www.specialolympics.org/Press/2017/2017_World_Winter_Games_Coverage.aspx
Stay tuned so you don’t miss the action!
“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” – Michael Jordan
It’s the first day of Spring! SOLA wishes you all the best this season!