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


Thank You, WWE!

This past weekend, we had the wonderful opportunity to promote the Special Olympics World Summer Games and the Unified Relay Across America at WWE events in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles!

Gerren, Landa, Carol, and Cindy will be part of the delegation from Louisiana that will attend Special Olympics World Summer Games!

Gerren, Landa, Carol, and Cindy will be part of the delegation from Louisiana that will attend Special Olympics World Summer Games!

We met some really great people and hope they are just as excited for these events as we are!

A HUGE thank you to WWE and the great people at WWE Community!  Thank you for the opportunity!

#WWEBatonRouge #WWELakeCharles

WWE and Special Olympics Louisiana

This weekend, WWE will be in at the River Center in Baton Rouge and Civic Center in Lake Charles, LA.  If you are going, be sure to look for the Special Olympics Louisiana booth!  We will be there talking about the 2015 World Summer Games, the Unified Relay Across America, and of course, WWE and their awesome commitment to Special Olympics!

We hope to see you at one of the WWE events this weekend.

Thank you WWE for this great opportunity!

#WWEBatonRouge  #WWELakeCharles

Acadiana Athletes Recognized


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!

FINAL flyer Winn Dixie Scan Drive

Here is a list of participating stores:

Winn Dixie Stores for Scan Drive