NBA Cares Unified Basketball Game

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We’re super excited to announce that Special Olympics will be back for our annual NBA Cares Unified Basketball Game at#NBAAllStar! NBA All Star Weekend is taking place in New Orleans, LA this weekend and we are thrilled to take part in the festivities!

Stay tuned for more information about our East & West teams, with players from all over the world (Including a few SOLA athletes!), as well as an announcement around our unified partners & coaches!

State Indoor Games

March is only a month away and that means Special Olympics Louisiana’s 2017 State Indoor Games will be here before you know it. Opening Ceremony will begin on March 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Team Automotive Group Sportsplex in Baton Rouge. The competitions and events will last the whole weekend and end March 5th at 2:00 pm. All events will be free and open to the public, including all competitions.

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The competitions our athletes will be participating in will be Basketball, Bowling, and Tennis. It includes male and female athletes from across the state.

State Indoor games brings in a wide variety of athletes and families from across Louisiana. It will be a fun weekend for our athletes to show off their skills. A support staff of more than 1,000 volunteers will work at the Games serving in jobs ranging from coaching, to food preparation, to officiating. What better way to spend a weekend with friends and family, working with the community to support such a great event!

Click here to Volunteer.
For more information about the event .

 

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.

 

State Indoor Games

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Just a reminder- State Indoor Games is coming up the weekend of March 3rd-5th in Baton Rouge, LA. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 7 pm at Team Automotive Group Sportsplex and events will span throughout the whole weekend.  Athletes will be competing in Basketball, Tennis, and Bowling.

We urge everyone to come out and support our athletes by being Fans in the Stands on Friday, March 3rd!

Register to Volunteer
2017 SIG Master Schedule

Unified Rivalry Series Basketball Game

Special Olympics Louisiana will host a Unified Rivalry Basketball Game Saturday, February 4th at 10:45 AM- 12:00 PM. Come join us at the Reily Center on Tulane’s Uptown Campus for a rivalry game between Tulane and LSU students and special olympics athletes!

Acadiana BasketballWe want to pack our stands so if you would like to know more information

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State Indoor Games

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Special Olympics Louisiana State Indoor Games for 2017 will be hosted in Baton Rouge again this year on Friday, March 3rd- Sunday, March 5th.

We encourage community members and family to come out and attend Friday nights Opening Ceremony. We could not do it without all of our supporters!

Click here to register to volunteer

Athlete Spotlight

A: I am the only autistic person in my family. I have two brothers, I love fast rides, and Disney World.

Q: What is your favorite memory that has happened while you have been with Special Olympics?

A: My favorite memory was when I dressed up like Michael Jackson for the Halloween dance at State Fall Classic.

Q: Who has helped you the most to get to this point?

A: Ms. Katie Botts, my coach, has helped me most. She is always there when I need help with anything.

Q: What are you goals?

A: I want to graduate high school and get a job. I want to go to Los Angeles and visit where the celebrities are. I would love to go to a Rams game and Disney World!