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


Celebrating 50 Years!


Special Olympics Louisiana has been helping athletes with intellectual disabilities showcase their talents since 1968. 2018 marks our 50th anniversary of helping to create a more inclusive, welcoming world for all. Join us in helping change the game!

Special Olympics Louisiana is asking for supporters to donate $50 for our 50th. 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.


January Athlete Spotlight

Chris ThibodeauxNAME: Chris Thibodeaux
HOME TOWN: Lafayette, LA
SPORTS: Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, and Golf
AGE: 23

  • Q:  Have you ever attended a World or National Games?
    A: No, but I am attending the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle for the first time next year. I can’t wait!
    Q: What are some interesting things about you?
    A:  I’m a college student, I love to make people laugh, I am very friendly, and I have Autism.
    Q: What is your favorite memory that has happened while you have been with Special Olympics?
    A:  My favorite memory is when I hit the winning home run during the state championship softball game.
    Q: How has Special Olympics Changed your life?
    A: I am more active and confident. I have met a bunch of new people and I even travel more.