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.
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Proctor and Gamble

pg-2016-special-olympics-banner1Proctor and Gamble, now in it’s 37th year of partnership with Special Olympics, is holding a month long promotion of Special Olympics at military commissaries. The promotion is running throughout the month of January  in the US and at some US bases overseas. P&G will donate $75,000 to the Special Olympics Movement after the month is up. Thank you, P&G for your continued support!

Over the Edge is TODAY!

8946_797977200249024_303427418028659761_nWill you be attending the ULTIMATE adrenaline rush while being able to raise funds needed for Special Olympics Louisiana athletes?! Today, NOLA Over the Edge: SWAT Edition is giving participants the opportunity to rappel 25 stories down NOLA’s Benson Tower, ride in a helicopter, and SWAT train with Louisiana’s finest at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Training Facility!

Companies, schools, clubs, and other organizations will be raising funds to send their friends Over the Edge through company matching, sponsorship opportunities, and much more. Don’t want to rappel but still want to help? Donate to an edger and help them reach their goal for Special Olympics Louisiana or make a general donation for our athletes participating!

A special thanks to our sponsors for all of their help with planning today’s event! We will be at NOLA’s Benson Tower starting at 7:00 AM. We hope to see you there!OTE Sponsors.png

Giving Tuesday!

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Every gift before midnight will be matched to make TRIPLE the impact. 
Please, give now.

We have big news! We’re celebrating Giving Tuesday today with a limited chance to have your gift MATCHED. This means before the day is over you have the chance to help three times the number of athletes.Give now!

Giving Tuesday has always been a big day for Special Olympics. With your support, we’ve been able to come together to support athletes across Louisiana to ensure they have what they need to step off the sidelines and into the game. Here are three suggested gifts to make sure we can continue this great work together in 2017:

1.    $19.81 will be tripled to give training to an athlete for an entire year

2.    Your gift $99.05 will be tripled to train an athlete for the next FIVE years

3.   And a gift of $198.10 will be TRIPLED to train an athlete for the next DECADE.

The work we can do together this #GivingTuesday is unparalleled with this match, but time is running out. Step up and help three times the number of athletes today.

 

P.S. Your money is 100% tax-deductible and 100% TRIPLED. But this #GivingTuesday offer only lasts until midnight tonight. Don’t wait.

Join us at the 2017 Polar Plunges!

IMG_4230The official event of winter, the Polar Plunge® is one of Special Olympics Louisiana’s largest fundraisers. With the help of our Law Enforcement Torch Run comrades, individuals and teams from businesses and organizations, alongside our athletes and thousands of community members, experience heartwarming and bone chilling extremes as they take the plunge into the icy cold water during the winter! Individuals have committed to raise $50 or more to plunge into the icy cold water for thousands of Special Olympics Louisiana athletes! Get a thrill from the chill and join us at any one of our three event locations:

Gonzales- February 18th, 2017 @ Cabela’s
Shreveport- March 11th, 2017 @ East Ridge Country Club
Mandeville- TBA

If taking an icy dip isn’t for you, then come be a fan of fun as you watch folks Run, Plunge and Freeze for a great cause OR Donate to a Plunger. The Polar Plunge® is open to the public and also features musical entertainment, food, costumes, vendor displays, children’s activities and more. There is no fee to view the Plunge, but donations are always welcomed.

Register Now!