Did you know that Special Olympics Louisiana offers 19 different sports?

img_0081Special Olympics Louisiana offers our athletes a variety of Olympic-type individual and team sports to choose to participate in. From Swimming to Rhythmic gymnastics we have it all. Special Olympics Louisiana focuses on our athletes and we try to accommodate them by providing hands on training and competition opportunities for persons with or without intellectual disabilities.

Any of our sports can be Unified. Our Unified Sports bring people together. Unified Sports combines athletes with intellectual disabilities and those without (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Athletes that participate in Unified Sports improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge and have fun, too!

Here is a list of the sports we offer:

Swimming                                Horseshoes
Artistic Gymnastics               Motor Activity Training
Athletics (Track & Field)      Powerlifting
Badminton                               Rhythmic Gymnastics
Basketball                                 Softball
Bocce                                          Table Tennis
Bowling                                      Tennis
Cycling                                       Unified Sports
Flag Football                             Volleyball
Golf

Click here to find out more information about our Sports offered.

Click here for more information about our Unified Sports.

 

Sports Award Winners Announced

Special Olympics Louisiana values dedication and would like to honor the time many individuals have spent making a difference in the lives of our athletes. We truly appreciate their continued support of our movement and their efforts in changing the way Louisiana views our athletes.

Listed below are the individuals who have been chosen as the recipients of the 2016 Sports Awards. We would like to recognize the outstanding achievements of these individuals.

The efforts they exhibit today will benefit those with intellectual disabilities for the future. Special Olympics Louisiana has been proudly serving people for almost 49 years. We appreciate these people who strive to make a positive impact in our community and make a difference one hour at a time. Congratulations to our winners!

Award Winner
Outstanding Female Special Olympics Athlete Emily Hinrichs
Outstanding Male Special Olympics Athlete Christopher  Blanchard
Outstanding Volunteer Award Charmaine Welborne
Johanna E. Brescher Outstanding Games Volunteer Evan Gautier
Outstanding Family Vielman Family
Outstanding Coach Elaine Durbin
Outstanding School Riverdale Middle School
Outstanding State Corporate Benefactor CITGO
Outstanding Area Corporate Benefactor Kohl’s
Outstanding Civic Organization Knights of Columbus
Outstanding Unified Partner Krysta Cotten
Outstanding Media- TV Jay Grymes- WAFB
Outstanding Media- Radio Rick Godley- Peach Radio 99.3 FM
Special Olympics Hall of Fame Dr. A. N. Diodene
LETR Top Fundraiser Lt. Col. Ward Webb
LETR Top Area Capital Area
LETR Above and Beyond Officer Becky White

For a full list of all the winners and a description of the awards please log onto the website at www.laso.org.

Finish Strong with Finish Line!

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There are only a few days left to help Finish Line get even more athletes off of the bench & into the game!

For the fifth year in a row, Finish Line will be holding its annual holiday fundraising campaign benefiting Special Olympics from November 17 – December 25, 2016 at over 600 Finish Line stores across the United States. Finish Line is national partner of Special Olympics who provides support for fitness programming and robust volunteer support across the country.

Learn how you can help them too: http://bit.ly/2eGqdlu.

3x Match until Midnight!

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You can TRIPLE your impact this holiday season, but only until tonight at midnight! Your triple-matched gift can help three times as many athletes find the champion within.

Today, your gift to our 48-Hour Triple-Match Campaign will help athletes in Louisiana and worldwide. We can’t continue our great work without your help. Can we count on you?

PS: Every gift will be triple matched and is also 100% tax deductible. Don’t miss out!

Thank you,sponsors!

No costs are imposed on Special Olympics Louisiana athletes or their families. To continue to operate in this manner, Special Olympics Louisiana depends upon the cash and in-kind donations of our many generous sponsors and donors to fund its year-round program, parish, area and statewide. We would like to extend special thanks to our sponsors.

Mission Partners

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    Program Partner

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Champion Sponsor

                           Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation                          

Olympic Torch Sponsor

   CITGO

Law Enforcement Torch Run Sponsors                           State Games Sponsors
 
Medallion Sponsors
-Valero St. Charles Refinery
-Louisiana Masons
-Entergy Waterford 3
Medallion Sponsor
-Knights of Columbus
Gold Medal Sponsors
-AT&T
Gold Medal Sponsors
-Amerigroup
-The Rotary Club of Lafayette South
-The P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati  Foundation
Silver Medal Sponsors
-Hammond Smokin’ Blues and BBQ Challenge
-Marshall’s Stores
Silver Medal Sponsors
-Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
-ExxonMobil
-The Fred B. & Ruth B. Zigler Foundation
– Toys R Us
-Smitty’s Supply
-SwimmingPool.com
Bronze Medal Sponsors
-IREM – Chapter 55
-Louisiana Sheriff’s Association
-Louisiana Lottery
-Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association
-McCranie, Sistrunk, Anzlemo, Hardy,  McDaniel &  Welch  LLC
Bronze Medal Sponsors
-Acadiana Dodge
-The Dow Chemical Company
-Team Mattel
-Williams Companies