NFL Experience

Special Olympics Louisiana is giving one lucky football fan and a guest a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl XLIX (49) in Arizona for ONLY $10!  To purchase your raffle tickets, give us a call at 1-800-345-6644!  Drawing will be held on Friday, December 19th, live on the Johnny in the Morning show on Tangi 96.5 and will be posted to www.laso.org.2015 NFL Raffle

Package includes:

  • Round trip airfare to Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • A 4 day/3 night hotel stay.
  • Invitation to the pre game VIP hospitality party.
  • Upper level end zone/ corner game tickets.

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?

Special Olympics Louisiana sends the Ranes to Hawaii

Danny & Vickie Ranes are heading to Hawaii courtesy of Special Olympics Louisiana and nfl.com/probowlthe Louisiana NFL Player’s Association. The Ranes family won the trip after purchasing a $10.00 raffle ticket back in December.

When asked what they think about winning the trip, Mr. Ranes remarked, “We are very happy to be afforded the opportunity to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience, but are even happier to have participated in a fundraiser for a group with such noble causes as those of the Special Olympics. The accomplishments of this organization and the great impact of its work on the athletes, families, and spectators is worthy of the entire country’s support and appreciation. We hope to, if only in a small way, serve as ambassadors for the Special Olympics and the athletes which it foster.”

The Ranes family will be enjoying “The Pro Bowl Package” which includes round-trip airfare, 5 day/4 nights hotel stay in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii, Aloha Reception and admission to The Pro Bowl Experience. They will get to see the following 5 members of the New Orleans Saints in action: (*-denotes starter)
– Drew Brees, quarterback
– Jermon Bushrod, offensive tackle
– Jahri Evans, guard *
– Jimmy Graham, tight end *
– Carl Nicks, guard *

Congratulations to the Ranes Family and Good luck to the New Orleans Saints!