Over the Edge is TODAY!

NOLA Over the Edge SWAT Edition is today in New Orleans at Benson Tower! Participants will rappel 25 stories down NOLA’s Benson Tower, take a helicopter ride across the Mississippi River, and SWAT train at Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Come join in on the excitement or cheer on the rappellers as they make their descent! There will be a performance by the 610 Stompers, appearances by Sir Saint, Gumbo, and the New Orleans Saintsations, food, drinks, music, games, and much more! We’ll see you there!


Fall Classic Recap

The below paragraph is a guest post from Athlete Channing Ewing from our Northwest Area about this past weekends State Fall Classic. To view the pictures from the fun filled weekend click here.


” I enjoyed meeting NFL official, Greg Gautreaux, at the Patrons Reception! I also got to meet some of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette mens basketball players and the Women’s Volleyball players. The dance was amazing and getting the Spirit stick was sweet too. I even won the costume contest! Kudos to Mr.Charlie for giving me a autographed copy of Tim Shriver’s new book. I’m looking forward to reading it. I might learn a few things or to that I can use as student leader and role model at BPCC( I am a SGA Representative). I also really liked the snowballs at the baseball facility.”

Thank you for sharing the highlights of your weekend with us, Channing!

And the winner is…

Congratulations to the winner of our AMC Theaters Movie Ticket Giveaway, Annelise Smith!

Be sure to stay tuned for more giveaways happening very soon! Remember, you have to register for Over the Edge to be eligible to win these great prizes!

Click the link below to register now!


Volunteer for State Fall Classic!

Volunteers Needed

Are you registered to volunteer for State Fall Classic?  If not, do so now by clicking here!  Our athletes are hard at work and we would love for you to come out and be a part of this event.  The event will take place in Carencro, LA on October 16-18!

You can also be a Fan in the Stands for Opening Ceremonies on October 16th and all competition is free and open to the public.  Athletes will compete in aquatics, horseshoes, and softball.

Hope to see you there!

The Peale Project

The Peale Project connected seven Special Olympics Southern California athlete photographers with four professional photographer mentors. Together, they documented the World Games in Los Angeles. Their work has been turned into a photo book so that everyone can experience the Games through the eyes of athletes.

The book can be purchased here: http://www.blurb.com/user/store/LA2015

Perks of Play Unified


Remember SOLA athlete, Camrin Sandoz who we featured on the blog last month? He represented Special Olympics Louisiana when he traveled to Washington, DC to compete in the Quicken Loans National Pro-Am sponsored by Perfect Sense Digital.

This picture above is of Cam and professional golfer Arjun Atwal.  Once their round of golf was finished, Cam gave Arjun a Special Olympics Unified Golf Gold medal (you can see it in Arjun’s right hand in the shot).  Cam had won the medal this year at the Louisiana State Golf Tournament.  He told Arjun “I know you have won lots of money and trophies as a pro golfer but I bet you have never won a Special Olympics Gold medal.”  At first Arjun said he couldn’t accept Cam’s gold medal, but Cam quickly said, “Don’t worry I’ll win another one next year!”

Later that week, Cam went back to the golf course to watch the first round of the professional tournament.  After following Tiger, Rikki Fowler, and many other great players, Cam was insistent on finding his new best friend Arjun.  He managed to find him on the course and even watched him make birdie on 4 of his last 6 holes. Arjun spotted Cam and his family and came over to shake Cam’s hand and offer him a cold Gatorade. If you know Cam there’s nothing he likes more then free food or drinks!  Arjun reached over and told Cam that his Gold Medal was tucked away in his bag for good luck.  Cam’s quick response to this was,  “I know that’s why you got all those birdies!”  Ted Sandoz, father of Cam, was extremely touched by the  experience. He said, “When we heard Arjun tell Cam about his medal, we had tears in our eyes. The knowing that a PGA professional took the time to tell our son that the medal he worked hard to achieve had now found its place in the bottom of his Ping bag was simply the true meaning of Play Unified!”