We Want You

uncle-sam-we-want-you1Are YOU ready to be a part of a great team? A team that will help people in your area and will allow you to contribute to a great organization. If this sounds interesting then Special Olympics Louisiana’s Area Management Team is the place for YOU!

We are searching for professionals with various skill sets to help run the “business” of Special Olympics Louisiana in your area. We are looking to fill these positions immediately: administration, sports & competition, public relations and volunteering. Other positions are available, such as fundraising, family outreach, and training.

You will be helping to provide thousands of people with intellectual disabilities a chance to compete right in your community. Interested? Contact our Outreach Director, Charlie Courville at 1-800-345-6644 or ccourville@laso.org.

2012 Sports Awards Banquet

Each year Special Olympics Louisiana recognizes outstanding individuals, companies, and organizations that make a significant contribution to the Special Olympics program.  This year, 13 individuals or groups will be awarded for their contributions to Special Olympics Louisiana in 2011. Winners will be honored at the “Spirit of Special Olympics Sports Awards Banquet”, July 21, 2012 at the FOP Wedding and Reception Hall in Baton Rouge, LA. This event is being sponsored by Extreme Catering, LLC.

F. CARL ROWAN OUTSTANDING CIVIC ORGANIZATION
The Knights of Columbus St. Peter Council #12906
JOHANNA P. BRESCHER OUTSTANDING GAMES VOLUNTEER
Tommy Raborn
OTTO P. ESTES MEMORIAL FAMILY AWARD
The Moore Family
OUTSTANDING SOLA COACH
Shirley Green
OUTSTANDING SOLA FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Patricia “Patty” Westrope
OUTSTANDING SOLA MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Steven Tookes
OUTSTANDING MEDIA – PRINT
Alexandria Town Talk
OUTSTANDING MEDIA – RADIO
Guaranty Broadcasting
OUTSTANDING SCHOOL
Sulphur High School
ELLEN KING GILLENTINE MEMORIAL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Dan Ramos
LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN TOP RUNNER
James Virgil
LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN TOP AREA
Jefferson Area Kenner Police Department
HALL OF FAME
Glenn  Drude, Jr.

CLICK HERE to Learn more, Volunteer or Register

Guardians of the Flame

2010 Law Enforcement Torch Run HammondThis week begins the 1,000 mile journey of the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) . The Torch Run is a year long endeavor in which law enforcement agencies from across Louisiana assist Special Olympics in various fundraising and public awareness events. This week, however they will deliver the “Flame of Hope” to the Opening Ceremonies of the State Summer Games on Friday night.

Today they have started from virtually every corner of the state, running the torch from parish to parish. So, if you see a group of Law Enforcement officers running down the road, don’t be alarmed…it’s just the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run!

– View the run routes to see when the torch will be in your area.
– Learn more about the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Find out where we are in Your Area

Special Olympics Louisiana has numerous events taking place around the state. The next few weeks a lot of areas will be hosting their area spring games. To find out what is going on in your area, click here OR visit our calendar of events.

View the video New Orleans news, WDSU did to spotlight the St. Tammany Parish games this past weekend. St. Tammany Parish High School Hosts Special Olympics – Video – WDSU New Orleans.

Seaching near and far…

That’s right we are still actively searching for people to join our Area Management Teams!  We need great people in the fields of administration, finance, transportation, sports & competition, public relations, and volunteers.

If this is you, don’t wait!  Give us a call TODAY at 1-800-345-36644 and start impacting lives NOW.

Finish this: SOLA has 100…

If you guessed sporting events this year, YOU WERE CORRECT!

In 2012, we have more than 150 events taking place…this includes State & Area Events, Fundraisers, Training Sessions, etc. We always have something going on and ways for YOU to get involved. Check out our Calendar of Events page on our website or visit Your Area to see what is happening near you!