Spread the Word to End the Word Day

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Spread the Word to End the Word is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics, Best Buddies, and our supporters to inspire respect and acceptance through raising the consciousness of society about the R-word and how hurtful words and disrespect can be toward people with intellectual disabilities.

The campaign, created by youth, is intended to engage schools, organizations and communities to rally and pledge their support at www.r-word.org and to promote the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Spread the word to END the word! R-Word day will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017. We want YOU to take the pledge in stopping the use of this word. To find out how you can get involved call our state office at 800-345-6644.

Click here to take the pledge!

Polar Plunge Gonzales is Tomorrow!

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Polar Plunge Gonzales is happening tomorrow, February 18th! This chilly fundraising event will take place at Cabela’s in Gonzales, LA. Will you be Freezin’ for a Reason tomorrow?

Haven’t registered yet? It’s not too late to participate. You can get signed up quickly by Clicking Here!

If you can’t make it tomorrow, don’t worry. We will be hosting two more Polar Plunges in Shreveport, LA on March 11th and in Mandeville, LA on March 18th!

Click here for more information. 
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Hammond Blues & BBQ!

Downtown Hammond, LA will be hosting its annual Smokin’ BBQ Challenge March 24th-March 25th, 2017. Special Olympics Louisiana is very fortunate to be one of the beneficiaries of this event.

Judges are needed, so if you’d like to become a judge for the Backyard Boogie contest, Click Here.full-bg

Interested in cooking?
You can register a team in the Backyard Boogie Competition by clicking here.

The Backyard Boogie contest is for BBQ enthusiast to prove to his/her friends they have some of the best BBQ in our local hometown cooking competition.

Head over to www.hammondbbq.com for more information!

 

Capitol Hill Day

Today, delegations of Special Olympics athletes, Program leaders, and family members from across the United States will participate in Special Olympics’ 14th annual “Capitol Hill Day.”

Special Olympics participants and supporters will converge in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill to meet with Congressional leaders to urge their continued commitment to ensuring that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and Special Olympics are top of mind when critical decisions are made for the country. Throughout the day, athletes and ambassadors will meet face-to-face with their Congressional representatives.

Special Olympics Louisiana has 3 representatives taking part in Capitol Hill Day today, President and CEO, Pat Carpenter Bourgeois, Athlete, Nicholas Noel, and SOLA Staff member, Amanda Bittola. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram to catch our updates throughout the day!

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