Acadiana Athletes Recognized

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The Acadiana Area athletes, partners, and coaches who competed at the 2014 USA Games in New Jersey were honored yesterday at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

The Acadiana Area brought home a total of 20 Gold medals, 5 Silver medals, 9 Bronze medals, 9 fourth place ribbons, 2 fifth place ribbons, 1 seventh place ribbon, 1 eighth place ribbon, and 1 participation ribbon, totaling 48 awards! These Special Olympics Louisiana athletes, unified partners, and coaches represented Louisiana with honor and pride. They have exhibited great sportsmanship, talent, and respect. We salute you for your strong dedication and hard work.

Special thanks to Representative Nancy Landry for making it all possible.

One Week Left for Winn Dixie Scan Drive

From now until next Tuesday, March 31st, please visit Winn Dixie Stores in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas and donate to SOLA!  Winn Dixie is doing a tremendous job of helping raise funds and awareness and we are very appreciative of their support.

Check out a list of stores below and then leave us a comment if you have already donated!

Winn Dixie Stores for Scan Drive

Winn Dixie Scan Drive

We are thrilled to announce that Winn Dixie has chosen Special Olympics Louisiana as its beneficiary for the Scan Drive this month!  From March 4th-31st at 16 Winn Dixie locations across the state (from Baton Rouge to Lafayette), shoppers have the option to donate to Special Olympics Louisiana.

Be sure to look for the SOLA card by each of the registers in store as well.  You can see a version of it below.  Thank You to Winn Dixie for their support!

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Here is a list of participating stores:

Winn Dixie Stores for Scan Drive

Fans in the Stands!

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Celebrating begins, not when the athletes cross the finish line or score the winning goal but when the fans erupt with excitement. Having supportive fans creates an atmosphere the athletes crave to excel in competition. Help us fill the stands and create that excitement at State Indoor Games by joining us at Opening Ceremonies. Help us raise the excitement and cheer on our athletes! Join us in Baton Rouge to be Fans in the Stands on Friday, March 6th at 6:30pm at the Parade Grounds on LSU’s campus.

Reach up and volunteer to cheer!
Be a Fan in the Stands.

Click here to sign up!

Volunteers Needed for Olympic Town at Indoor Games

The 2015 Special Olympics State Indoor Games are coming up on March 6-8 in Baton Rouge, LA.  Athletes will compete in basketball, bowling, and tennis.  Athletes also have the opportunity to participate in Olympic Town.Olympic Town 2015 Flyer New

Olympic Town is a festival/carnival type atmosphere for athletes to go to while they are away from their competition. This year, Olympic Town will be a Mardi Gras theme and we are in need of booth/game ideas and volunteers.

If you would like to create a booth or game, or simply want to volunteer for Olympic Town, please contact Johnny Braud at jbraud@laso.org or 800-345-6644.