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

Sports Offered at Special Olympics Louisiana


Carol at World Games

Special Olympics offers numerous Olympic-type individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with and without intellectual disabilities. There are several sports that Special Olympics Louisiana offers but does not hold competitions in due to availability or other environmental factors.

Listed below are all the sports Special Olympics Louisiana has to offer:

Artistic Gymnastics              Equestrian
Athletics  (Track & Field)    Flag Football
Badminton                             Football (Soccer
Basketball                              Golf
Bocce                                      Horseshoes
Bowling                                 Motor Activity Training
Cycling                                   Powerlifting
Rhythmic Gymnastics           Softball Table Tennis
Tennis                                    Unified Sports Volleyball

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Athlete Spotlight

Gabriel Garland
NAME: Gabriel Garland
HOME TOWN: Lake Charles, LA
SPORTS: Bowling, Bocce, Horseshoes and Athletics
AGE: 59

Q: What is your favorite memory from Special Olympics?

  • A: My favorite memories are competing in bowling and horseshoes.

    Q: What is your greatest accomplishment?

    A: My greatest accomplishment is playing in sports, mostly basketball.

    Q: What is your secret to success?

    A: I play hard.

    Q: What makes you a great athlete?

    A: I try to stay healthy.

State Summer Games this Weekend!

State Summer Games is this weekend, May 20-22!  The weekend kicks off with Capitol Steps and Lighting of the Flame of Hope which will take place in Baton Rouge at the State Capitol at 8:30 am!  Opening Ceremonies will be Friday, May 20th inside Southeastern’s Strawberry Stadium at 7:30pm. Come out and see the Flame of Hope and the parade of athletes!

Then on Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, athletes will compete in several events including athletics, bocce, power lifting, track and field, and volleyball.  ALL events are free and open to the public.

Click here for more information. 


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!

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.