About specialolympicslouisiana

We are the official state chapter of Special Olympics, Inc. We serve over 14,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities across Louisiana. We have over 100 competitions and 80 different fundraisers. Be a fan and Get Involved!

50 for 50!

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2018 is the year of Special Olympics Louisiana’s 50th anniversary. For 50 years Special Olympics Louisiana has been creating a more inclusive, welcoming world for all. We are asking for donations of $50 for our 50th. Donors who make a gift in the amount of $50 or larger will become a Champion of Change and will receive a 50th Anniversary Member coin.

You may have been a part of our past and now we are asking you to be a part of our future.

Donate here.

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Meet Team Louisiana-2018 USA Games

Team Louisiana

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will take place in Seattle, Washington on July 1-6.

Team Louisiana will be a delegation of 129 ( 70 athletes, 27 unified partners, 32 coaches and official delegates) representing Special Olympics Louisiana. Our delegation will compete in the following sports: Athletics (Track & Field), Aquatics (Swimming),  Bocce,  Bowling,  Golf, Powerlifting, Tennis, Unified Basketball, Unified Softball, and Unified Flag Football.

Learn more about Team Louisiana here.

Running for a Cause

Do you love to run? Or do you walk all day for work or school? Do you love helping to support Special Olympics in a fun way? If you said yes, then Charity Miles is the perfect app for you!

Check out the website here and download the app. It’s available in the app store and on the android market! Make sure you pick Special Olympics as the charity of choice and start running for a cause today!

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It’s Time for Polar Plunge 2018!

Officers Take the Plunge

This year, our Polar Plunge will be held on February 17, 2018 (Gonzales) and February 24, 2018 (Shreveport).

Anyone can plunge and the minimum amount to raise is $50. Crowd favorites at this event include a costume contest, musical entertainment, as well as vendor displays and giveaways.

Don’t know if you have what it takes? That’s okay, you can still come and watch the fun or donate to a plunger!

Are you ready? REGISTER HERE