Champion Breakfast

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(1968-2018)

4th Annual Special Olympics Champions Together Breakfast

What: To benefit Special Olympics’ Athletes on the Northshore and surrounding parishes

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast & Program

Where: Benedict’s Plantation 1144 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, LA 70471

Why: Support the Special Olympics program for our athletes

Expect: You will be inspired as you hear the Special Olympic athletes tell their story of how this program has impacted their lives.

Cost to attend: $1,000 per table (10 seats) or $100 per person

Sponsorships Available: Call Mary Louise Prudhomme at 225-505-7093 for more information.

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Creative Ways To Give

Endowments

Did you know? Making a donation through a planned gift is a great way to create a legacy of support for Special Olympics Louisiana, while providing for your own future. Through an Endowment donation, you can make a thoughtfully planned gift that benefits athletes today and well into the future.

Your gift will also go a long way toward changing views about people with intellectual disabilities. With the help of your Endowment donation, Special Olympics Louisiana can touch thousands more across the state of Louisiana. Hundreds of thousands of potential athletes could be reached by Special Olympics Louisiana if additional resources were available.

By making an Endowment donation, our supporters have an opportunity to make planned and major gifts, as well as contributions. Stock, real estate, and life insurance policies are popular ways to consider contributing to Special Olympics Louisiana. Individuals of all financial circumstances can participate in and benefit from an Endowment donation.

Explore the benefits of planned giving through an Endowment donation. For more information on giving to Special Olympics Louisiana, please call 1-800-345-6644.

Champion Breakfast

SOLA Logo

(1968-2018)

4th Annual Special Olympics Champions Together Breakfast

What: To benefit Special Olympics’ Athletes on the Northshore and surrounding parishes

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast & Program

Where: Benedict’s Plantation 1144 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, LA 70471

Why: Support the Special Olympics program for our athletes

Expect: You will be inspired as you hear the Special Olympic athletes tell their story of how this program has impacted their lives.

Cost to attend: $1,000 per table (10 seats) or $100 per person

Sponsorships Available: Call Mary Louise Prudhomme at 225-505-7093 for more information.

Planned Giving

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Special Olympics Louisiana provides sports training and competition opportunities to thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities. We are constantly striving to grow and expand our program. To insure we will be here in the future to meet the needs of our athletes, we must continue to find private funding. Your current donations are important, but Gifts of Planned Giving will make a difference for the future. They will help insure that Special Olympics Louisiana continues its mission well into the next century. The most common way to make a Gift of Planned Giving is by a bequest or legacy gift. A bequest in your will lets you pass any amount you wish to us free of estate tax in the United States. You may give a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. We encourage you to consult an attorney who specializes in estate planning to ensure your will best suits your needs and desires. For more information on giving to Special Olympics Louisiana, please call 1-800-345-6644 and visit www.specialolympics.org/legacy.  You may also email Connie Grandmason, Director, Bequests & Estate Gifts, SOI, at cgrandmason@specialolympics.org or toll free 866-690-3951.

Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge TONIGHT

The 15th 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 15th 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!

50th Anniversary

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Since 1968, Special Olympics Louisiana has been changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities. Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing the world! Starting in 2018, we are celebrating 50 years of creating a more inclusive, welcoming world for all. Join us — and Change the Game!

We are asking our supporters to pledge $50 to Special Olympics Louisiana in honor of our 50th Anniversary. You may be a part of our past and now we want you to become part of our future! Your donations and efforts will build inclusive and healthy communities, empower our athletes to become leaders of change, and provide a chance to know the true benefit of sports and athletic competition through participation in the Special Olympics program. Special Olympics Louisiana is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 72-0706608, 501(c) (3) organization, incorporated in the State of Louisiana.