Over the Edge

Have you ever wanted to rappel off the side of a building or train as a S.W.A.T. team member?  Special Olympics Louisiana is giving you the chance with Over the Edge!  For a minimum cost of $1,000, you can experience the thrill of a lifetime. 

The date is September 7th, and will take place at Benson Tower in New Orleans.  After the rappel, you will take a helicopter ride to JPSO to engage in S.W.A.T. team training.  Cool, huh?  We think so!

One of the great things about this event is that you can set up a fundraising page to help with the cost.  Ask you family, friends, and co-workers to donate to your First Giving page so you have the opportunity to geaux Over the Edge for Special Olympics Louisiana.


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Not brave enough geaux Over the Edge?  Volunteer!

The Experience of Being a Special Olympics Athlete

The Experience of Being a Special Olympics Athlete: by Tiffany Hebert  Tiffany Hebert on plane to DC

I lie here thinking about my experience of being a Special Olympics athlete. My experience has been great. My memory is filled with emotions and pictures of me finishing events, maybe not always in first place but still very excited and happy that I finished my event. My next major event was my trip to Washington, DC. I was so excited and helped Special Olympics continue its blessed outreach to our wonderful athletes as we inspire athletes not to give up and to keep going. We can do anything that we put our minds too. Our oath says: “Let me win and if I can not win let me be brave in the attempt.” This oath is what our athletes live by in everyday life. Every bad day this rings out in our mind that we can be brave and still have the courage to get though and finish no matter what. Who inspires you to greatness in everyday life?