Did you know that Special Olympics Louisiana offers 19 different sports?

img_0081Special Olympics Louisiana offers our athletes a variety of Olympic-type individual and team sports to choose to participate in. From Swimming to Rhythmic gymnastics we have it all. Special Olympics Louisiana focuses on our athletes and we try to accommodate them by providing hands on training and competition opportunities for persons with or without intellectual disabilities.

Any of our sports can be Unified. Our Unified Sports bring people together. Unified Sports combines athletes with intellectual disabilities and those without (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Athletes that participate in Unified Sports improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge and have fun, too!

Here is a list of the sports we offer:

Swimming                                Horseshoes
Artistic Gymnastics               Motor Activity Training
Athletics (Track & Field)      Powerlifting
Badminton                               Rhythmic Gymnastics
Basketball                                 Softball
Bocce                                          Table Tennis
Bowling                                      Tennis
Cycling                                       Unified Sports
Flag Football                             Volleyball
Golf

Click here to find out more information about our Sports offered.

Click here for more information about our Unified Sports.

 

Amazon Smile

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Don’t forget about SOLA when you’re shopping on Amazon! Amazon Smile a great way to both. You can get your shopping done and support Special Olympics Louisiana in just a few clicks!  As you start your online shopping, we invite you to shop on Amazon by using this URL: https://smile.amazon.com/.  As you go through the process, be sure to select Special Olympics Louisiana as your charity of choice!

Happy shopping!

Your Favorite Magazine Can Help Give Back to Special Olympics Louisiana

Did you know you could give back to Special Olympics Louisiana by subscribing to your favorite magazine? The DialAmerica Marketing Sponsorship Program supports Special Olympics Louisiana through magazine subscription sales and renewals. DialAmerica telemarketers offer leading consumer magazine subscriptions at the best prices with the understanding that DialAmerica will contribute a portion of the paid transaction to SOLA. Subscription renewals can also be made through DialAmerica to benefit Special Olympics Louisiana. If the subscription to one of your favorite magazines is expiring soon, or you’d like to start a new subscription, call DialAmerica at 1-800-526-4679 and tell them that you want your subscription to benefit Special Olympics Louisiana!

A Very Special Christmas Album

Did you know that A Very Special Christmas Record Album is performed by outstanding artists and benefits Special Olympics? Through bold innovation and enormous generosity, the record industry has made beautiful music for Special Olympics athletes since 1987. From the first, released in 1987, and marking a 25th anniversary in 2012, the benefit recording series has become the largest financial source in Special Olympics’ history. These holiday classics bring joy to the world and help people with intellectual disabilities through the power of sports.

Learn more about a Very Special Christmas and purchase the album by clicking here: http://www.averyspecialchristmas.org/

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Thank you,sponsors!

No costs are imposed on Special Olympics Louisiana athletes or their families. To continue to operate in this manner, Special Olympics Louisiana depends upon the cash and in-kind donations of our many generous sponsors and donors to fund its year-round program, parish, area and statewide. We would like to extend special thanks to our sponsors.

Mission Partners

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    Program Partner

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Dept of Education
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Champion Sponsor

                           Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation                          

Olympic Torch Sponsor

   CITGO

Law Enforcement Torch Run Sponsors                           State Games Sponsors
 
Medallion Sponsors
-Valero St. Charles Refinery
-Louisiana Masons
-Entergy Waterford 3
Medallion Sponsor
-Knights of Columbus
Gold Medal Sponsors
-AT&T
Gold Medal Sponsors
-Amerigroup
-The Rotary Club of Lafayette South
-The P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati  Foundation
Silver Medal Sponsors
-Hammond Smokin’ Blues and BBQ Challenge
-Marshall’s Stores
Silver Medal Sponsors
-Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
-ExxonMobil
-The Fred B. & Ruth B. Zigler Foundation
– Toys R Us
-Smitty’s Supply
-SwimmingPool.com
Bronze Medal Sponsors
-IREM – Chapter 55
-Louisiana Sheriff’s Association
-Louisiana Lottery
-Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association
-McCranie, Sistrunk, Anzlemo, Hardy,  McDaniel &  Welch  LLC
Bronze Medal Sponsors
-Acadiana Dodge
-The Dow Chemical Company
-Team Mattel
-Williams Companies

Young Athletes Program

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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.