Invest in Something Special


Share your aspirations beyond sports with @VoyaFinancial & the #InvestInSomethingSpecial campaign! Every submission will help raise funds for our Program. Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Think about what your goals are outside of sports
    2. Comment on this post or post to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram using #InvestInSomethingSpecial or @Voya or submit your stories via Voya’s online portal:

Your Photo Can Make a Difference

Special Olympics partnered with Johnson & Johnson for a two-month long campaign called Donate a Photo. For every photo donated, Johnson & Johnson will give $1 to Special Olympics. Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the free Donate a Photo App on your phone.
  2. Select Special Olympics as your cause.
  3. Pick a photo to donate and press share.

The campaign ends November 18, so hurry and share your pics!


State Fall Classic Recap

IMG_0845.jpgThe below paragraph is a guest post from SOLA Athlete, Channing Ewing, from our Northwest Area about the 2017 State Fall Classic in Lafayette, LA.

I really enjoyed my time in Lafayette!! The food at Pelican Park was amazing!! I really liked being interviewed by KATC and getting to be on the local news. It would have been nice if I could have gotten to go to Olympic Town but with all of the weather issues that we had I’m not complaining at all.  Kudos to all of the staff for all the hard work they did this past weekend!!!


Local Officer Inducted into the LETR Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Lt. Col. Ward Webb from the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office!

Lt. Col. Webb was recently inducted into the Richard LaMunyon Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Hall of Fame at the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run International Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

This award is the most prestigious award given in the Torch Run community and is given to recognize individuals who have demonstrated a significant contribution to the Torch Run movement and Special Olympics at the local, national and international levels.

SOLA is proud to have the dedicated Lt. Col. Webb as a Louisiana LETR member! Thank you for your commitment to our movement!

Meet Logan- Athlete Guest Post

Logan Boynton

My name is Logan Boynton. I am 15 years old and am a Freshman at East St. John High School. I’ve been in Special Olympics since I was 8. I love Special Olympics because I love sports. One day I want to be a football player and play for the Saints or be a Major League baseball player. Special Olympics means a lot to me because I have a lot of friends and am really good at sports now. My brother Jude is my biggest fan. He likes football now because of me. I play 2nd base for t-ball, I run, throw the javelin, and I play basketball. I even got to play football once. I like all sports. I have lots of medals and ribbons. Special Olympics makes me really happy.


Jambalaya Shoppe Fundraiser

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Stop in your local Jambalaya Shoppe for lunch or dinner and make a donation to Special Olympics Louisiana! All 12 stores through out the state are raising funds for our athletes.

Fundraisers like these help Special Olympics Louisiana provide year round sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Thank you, Jambalaya Shoppe for your continued support!