Polar Plunge

Are you ready for Polar Plunge?!  The Gonzales Plunge is on February 27th at Cabela’s and the Shreveport Plunge will be on March 12th at East Ridge Country Club.  More info here. If you have not registered yet, be sure to click here and so NOW!

We also wanted to thank all of our sponsors for this event!  Your support is greatly appreciated!

Artic Sponsors:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Specialized Industrial Maintenance

Chilly Sponsors:
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Coastal Bridge Company
In Memory of Mark Swiconek
Sheriff Jeff Wiley
SKR Construction
Volks Construction

Freezin Sponsors:
Himmel’s Door
Gauthier & Amedee
Gonzales Lions Club
Mike Anderson’s – Gonzales
Select Properties, LTD

In-Kind Sponsors:
Cabela’s
EZ Dock Gulf Coast
East Ridge Country Club
Eatel
Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office
Community Coffee
Coca-Cola

State Indoor Games

 

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Join us for State Indoor Games!

WHAT:   The 2016 Special Olympics Louisiana State Indoor Games.

WHEN & WHERE: March 4-6, 2016 in Baton Rouge, LA

SPORTS:   Bowling, Basketball, and Tennis

COMPETITION SCHEDULE: Competitions will be held on

  • Saturday, March 5 from 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Sunday, March 6 from 8 AM to 2 PM
  • Bowling – All Star Lanes & Circle Bowl
  • Basketball – Team Automotive Group Sportsplex
  • Tennis – Independence Park (Indoor Tennis Courts)

REGISTRATION

BREC Main Building

6201 FLORIDA BLVD.

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA

OPENING CEREMONIES: Opening Ceremonies will be held Friday, March 4 at Team Automotive Group Sportsplex (7122 Perkins Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70808) at 7:00 PM.

OLYMPIC TOWN and HEALTHY ATHLETES: will be held at Sherwood Middle School on Saturday, March 5, 2016 (9am-2pm)

VOLUNTEERS: A support staff of more than 1,000 volunteers will work at the Games.  They will serve in jobs ranging from coaching, to food preparation, to officiating.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:  All events, including all competitions, are free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the State Headquarters at      1-800-345-6644 or visit the SOLA website at www.laso.org.

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

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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

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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.