State Summer Games

Join us May 19-21 in Hammond, LA for our 2017 State Summer Games. This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Athletics (Track & Field), Bocce, Power Lifting, and Unified Volleyball. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event. View the SSG Master Schedule, SSG Fact Sheet, or the SSG Venue List.

2017 Summer Games Flyer

Athlete Spotlight

Athlete Spotlight- May

State Summer Games

State Summer Games is right around the corner!  May 20-22nd to be exact.  The event will kick off on Friday, May 20th inside Southeastern’s Strawberry Stadium at 7:30pm for Opening Ceremonies.  We invite all to attend to witness the Flame of Hope and the parade of athletes!

Then on Saturday athletes will compete in athletics, bocce, power lifting, and volleyball.  ALL events are free and open to the public.  Come cheer on our athletes as they compete!

There are still volunteer opportunities available.  Please click here to register.

We can’t wait to see YOU at State Summer Games!

Athlete Spotlight

Thomas Roberts

  • NAME: Thomas Roberts
  • HOME TOWN: Norco, LA
  • SPORTS: Aquatics, Basketball, Athletics, & Bowling
  • AGE: 18

Q: What was life like before Special Olympics?

A: I didn’t play sports. I watched videos and read.

Q: What is a time you overcame something?

A: I overcame pain in my legs while running. Now I can run track.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishments?

A: Becoming a senior in high school, winning medals, and making new friends!

Q: What do you think are your secrets to success?

A: My secrets to success are exercising every day, staying happy, and praying.

Athlete Spotlight: January

NAME: Amy Latiolais

HOME TOWN: Lafayette, LA

SPORTS: T Ball, Bowling, and Athletics

AGE: 34


Amy Latiolais

Q: What is your favorite memory from Special Olympics?

A: My favorite memory is making friends.

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment?
A: My favorite accomplishment is winning gold medals.
Q: What is your secret to success?
A: My secret to success is my angels sitting on my shoulders.
Q:What are some ways you can improve?
A: I can improve by practicing more and paying attention.

Happy Friday!

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.” -Wilferd a. peterson


The Results Are In!

WG 2015

This past week, Special Olympics Louisiana sent a delegation of 6 to compete as part of Special Olympics USA in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California. Our Louisiana athletes worked hard to bring home 4 Gold medals, 1 Silver medal, 1 Bronze medal, 4 Fourth Place Ribbons, 2 Fifth Place Ribbons, 1 Seventh Place Ribbon, and 1 Eighth Place Ribbon. Thank you for all of your hard work and for making us proud!

There were nearly 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches, 30,000 volunteers and delegates from all over the world who to attended and competed in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. There were also about 500,000 family, friends, and spectators who came out to support the athletes.  For more information about the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, or to donate visit our website at or contact us at 1-800-345-6644.

You can check out all of the pictures by clicking here.

Good Luck Cam!


SOLA athlete, Camrin Sandoz will be representing Special Olympics Louisiana when he travels to Washington, DC this weekend. Along with 12 others, Camrin was selected by Special Olympics to compete in the Quicken Loans National Pro-Am sponsored by Perfect Sense Digital. These athletes will be playing alongside PGA golf members at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia on Monday July 27, 2015.  On Tuesday SO athletes will be teeing off at Creighton Farms along with First Tee youth golfers, Troops First veterans, and Perfect Sense Digital clients and employees. The remainder of the week the participants will be back at Robert Trent Jones to be greenside to watch the beginning rounds of the PGA event. They will even be able to walk the course and watch their favorite PGA players compete in the Quicken Loans tournament.  Good Luck, Cam, we are proud of you!