Athlete Spotlight- May

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.

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Play Unified. Live Unified.

What better way to interact with our athletes than to become a Unified Partner and participate in our Unified Sports. More than 1.2 million people world wide take part in Unified Sports!Vball team huddle

Special Olympics Unified Sports is an initiative that combines Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Age and ability matching of athletes and Partners is defined on a sport-by-sport basis.

Unified Sports creates an environment for our athletes to put their skills to a challenge with the help of their Unified Partners. Also, it builds new friendships, promotes inclusion, and acceptance.

Are you interested!? Click here for more information on getting involved!

Polar Plunge Mandeville

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The last Plunge of the winter season is this weekend and you do not want miss it!

The first annual Polar Plunge in Mandeville is this Saturday, March 18th at Fontainebleau State Park! It’s not too late to register to plunge. Will you be Freezin’ for a Reason?

Haven’t registered yet? It’s not too late to participate. You can get signed up quickly by Clicking Here!

FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER:
www.laso.org/polarplunge
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Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge

Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge

The 14th Annual Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge is on March 24-25, 2017 located in Downtown Hammond, Louisiana. More Than 60 KCBS TEAMS from around the U.S. will compete against each other and local teams for more than $12,000 in Cash & Prizes. This year’s event will also feature 60+ local teams competing in the Backyard Boogie and the Lamar Outdoor Advertising Chicken Little Contest, making this event the largest BBQ event in the State of Louisiana for the 14th year in a row.
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The event also features local bands from around the region playing music on the Northshore Broadcasting stage both Friday night and Saturday. Come and enjoy world class BBQ and listen to local favorites. The Smokin’ Hammond BBQ Challenge is a FREE event. No tickets required. Make sure to visit the Backyard Boogie Contestant area for some delicious treats – Tip-2-Taste! All donations from Tip-2-Taste benefit local charities, including Special Olympics Louisiana!

The Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge is an event where BBQ lovers and the community can come together as one to have a ton of fun in experiencing great people, great food, and great music. We hope to see you there!

Coaches Needed!

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Was there a mentor, teacher or coach who made a difference in your life? The one who gave you the courage and determination to strive to be your best? The one who helped shape both your performance and your character? You can be that important person in someone else’s life.

Coaches teach the skills and spirit that define a true athlete. Coaches are role models and character-builders. Special Olympics coaches go even further.They help athletes find their own strengths and abilities. They also show them how to build upon those strengths and improve every day.

As a Special Olympics coach, you bring enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude to each practice, event and competition. You will enrich the lives of our athletes in many life-changing ways. The skills and confidence an athlete learns through sports have a long and lasting effect.

Call 800.345.6644 or visit http://www.laso.org for more information on becoming a SOLA coach.