Throwback Thursday!

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This Throwback Thursday goes back to June of 2014 for Special Olympics USA Games!

Special Olympics Louisiana sent a delegation of 101 to New Jersey to compete in the Games. Team Louisiana did phenomenal and brought home 47 gold medals, 36 silver medals, 34 bronze medals, 43 fourth place ribbons, 10 fifth place ribbons, 6 sixth place ribbons, 3 seventh place ribbons and 3 eighth place ribbons. That is a grand total of 182 awards!

Calling all sports fans!

FireFan Business Card FrontDo 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?

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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.

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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.

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!

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!

Volunteer for State Summer Games!

Special Olympics Louisiana will host the 2017 State Summer Games, May 19-21st in Hammond, LA at Southeastern Louisiana University.  State Summer Games is one of the largest events we host for our athletes! What makes this event possible is the enormous group of volunteers that come every year. This support staff of more than 1,000 volunteers serve in jobs ranging from competition to setup and food preparationSola Athlete.

Join us and enjoy a weekend of fun with our athletes while working to assure the events run smoothly. Bring your family, friends, or even rally up some coworkers and volunteer as a group!

Register to volunteer here.

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Volunteer at State Summer Games

Special Olympics Louisiana will host theState Summer Games the weekend of May 19th-May 21st. Opening Ceremony will begin at 7:30 pm. The games will be held at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.

This is a great way to start off your Summer in the beautiful Louisiana weather. Bring some friends and come join our volunteers!

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2017 World Winter Games

Special Olympics USA is proud to announce that it will send a 210-member delegation to represent the United States at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, being held March 14-25, 2017, in Graz, Ramsau and Schladming, Austria! Are you ready to meet the team? Click here for to view each team member’s profile!

Special Olympics USA, the national team that represents the United States at the Special Olympics World Summer and Winter Games, is comprised of 150 athletes, 40 coaches and approximately 20 delegation members who support team operations. The delegation also includes Special Olympics Unified Sports teams, where people with and without intellectual disabilities compete together, as teammates. Team members will compete in seven sports: alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, floor hockey, snowboarding, snowshoeing and speed skating.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these athletes to demonstrate their athletic abilities, competing at the highest level on the world stage, and to have life and cultural experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their lives,” said Chris Hahn, Head of Delegation for Special Olympics USA. “I encourage every American to cheer on these inspiring athletes, to share in their triumphs and to take pride in knowing that they will represent our country with excellence and honor.”

This is expected to be the largest Special Olympics World Winter Games in history! An estimated 2,600 athletes from 106 nations will compete in 9 Olympic-type sports at the 2017 Special Olympics World Games.

Serving as the Premier Sponsor of the team is Bank of America. “Our support of Special Olympics reflects our belief that diverse and inclusive communities are stronger communities,” said Bank of America Vice Chairman Anne Finucane. “We look forward to cheering on the men and women competing as part of Special Olympics USA.”

Learn more the Special Olympics USA delegation, and about the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games here!

Bank of America is the Premier Sponsor of Special Olympics USA. Official sponsors for Special Olympics USA include Finish Line, Burton and Champion.

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State Indoor Games

March is only a month away and that means Special Olympics Louisiana’s 2017 State Indoor Games will be here before you know it. Opening Ceremony will begin on March 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Team Automotive Group Sportsplex in Baton Rouge. The competitions and events will last the whole weekend and end March 5th at 2:00 pm. All events will be free and open to the public, including all competitions.

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The competitions our athletes will be participating in will be Basketball, Bowling, and Tennis. It includes male and female athletes from across the state.

State Indoor games brings in a wide variety of athletes and families from across Louisiana. It will be a fun weekend for our athletes to show off their skills. A support staff of more than 1,000 volunteers will work at the Games serving in jobs ranging from coaching, to food preparation, to officiating. What better way to spend a weekend with friends and family, working with the community to support such a great event!

Click here to Volunteer.
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Unified Rivalry Series Basketball Game

Special Olympics Louisiana will host a Unified Rivalry Basketball Game Saturday, February 4th at 10:45 AM- 12:00 PM. Come join us at the Reily Center on Tulane’s Uptown Campus for a rivalry game between Tulane and LSU students and special olympics athletes!

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