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
Watch the video!

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.

State Indoor Games

March is only a month away and that means Special Olympics Louisiana’s 2017 State Indoor Games will be here before you know it. Opening Ceremony will begin on March 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Team Automotive Group Sportsplex in Baton Rouge. The competitions and events will last the whole weekend and end March 5th at 2:00 pm. All events will be free and open to the public, including all competitions.

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The competitions our athletes will be participating in will be Basketball, Bowling, and Tennis. It includes male and female athletes from across the state.

State Indoor games brings in a wide variety of athletes and families from across Louisiana. It will be a fun weekend for our athletes to show off their skills. A support staff of more than 1,000 volunteers will work at the Games serving in jobs ranging from coaching, to food preparation, to officiating. What better way to spend a weekend with friends and family, working with the community to support such a great event!

Click here to Volunteer.
For more information about the event .

 

Polar Plunge

We’re counting down the days until the chilly plunge we’ve all been waiting for! Don’t forget about our three Polar Plunge events coming up:

IMG_4230February 18: Gonzales @ Cabelas 
March 11: Shreveport @ East Ridge Country Club
March 18: Mandeville @ Fontainebleau State Park

Polar Plunge helps raise funds and awareness for our athletes. It is one of our largest fundraisers this year. Why not become apart of something that will create fun-filled memories and leave you feeling “cool”?

If you’re too chicken to plunge, you can donate and/or become a sponsor the events.

Click here for our Polar Plunge video 

Click below to register now to take the plunge!

February 18th- Gonzales 
March 11th- Shreveport 
March 18th- Mandeville 

Fire Fan App

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What kind of sports fan are you?
Do you call the plays before they happen? Have you ever jumped up and screamed at a fumble? Have you ever end zone danced in your living room?

If sports is your passion, we’ve got your game. Special Olympics Louisiana would like to personally invite you into the world of FireFan — the hottest interactive Sports App community ever created.

FireFan is a game changer! It’s way more than an app. Its real-time play that puts your head in the game…literally. You predict the scores. You call the plays. You decide the action. The penalties. And more…ALL IN REAL TIME. WHILE YOU ARE WATCHING THE GAME!

And even more remarkable…you get a chance to compete against your favorite sports heroes, celebs, your college buds, friends and family, or die-hard fanatics just like you.

Watch the FireFan Video.

The better your calls, the more accurate your predictions, the faster you’ll move up in the standings. The more you play, the more rewards you’ll earn!

Forget the statistics. Rely on your instincts. Ages 13 and above, any level can play. Don’t miss out. See why FireFan is getting every sports fans across America all fired up.

The game is free to download and play. Join our League by using the code “Solagamesapp” when you register, or register here to automatically join our team! You will be the first to know when the app is launched and you can download it!

I’m Ready to Play! Sign me up now! 

Don’t just watch, share with your friends and be a part of the action! FireFan. Ignite your passion and help support Special Olympics Louisiana!

Pita Pit Fundraiser

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The Pita Pit in downtown Hammond (118 N Cate St, Hammond, LA 70401)  is donating 15% of sales on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 10:00 AM- 11:30 PM back to Special Olympics Louisiana.

When you purchase a meal at Pita Pit Hammond on December 9th, mention Special Olympics Louisiana’s name and drop your receipt in the GroupRaise.com donation box at the restaurant.

Be sure to RSVP here: http://www.groupraise.com/events/18325