Special Olympics Louisiana (SOLA) athlete and New Iberia resident, Camrin Sandoz, has been invited, for a 2nd time, to participate in the 2016Perfect Sense Pro-Am Tournament. The tournament is June 19 – 23, 2016 in Washington DC at Congressional Country Club.
This tournament will bring together individuals from a wide array of backgrounds; combining athletes with and without intellectual disabilities and PGA legends as teammates, highlighting how inclusion and acceptance can help unite communities.
Expanding on the success of the past four years, this weeklong event will create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
We need your help to send SOLA Athlete, Camrin Sandoz and his escort to this event! Camrin just graduated Loreauville High School in Loreauville, Louisiana and is set to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the fall. He plays Unified Golf with Special Olympics Louisiana. Camrin trains hard, practices every day, and earned a spot on his high school golf team. He is thrilled to represent SOLA at the 2016 Perfect Sense Pro-Am Tournament and we need your help to get him there!
If we exceed our goal, we will use additional resources to build our SOLA golf program.
Thank you to our LETR and State Sponsors for 2015! Your generous support continues to help us provide quality competitions for our athletes! From all of our athletes, coaches, volunteers, and staff, we thank you for being a part of SOLA.
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in becoming a sponsor, please click here for more information.
We are happy to be a part of GiveNOLA day this year on May 5th! GiveNOLA Day is the community’s one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger and thriving community for all.
Be sure to mark your calendars and help SOLA on May 5th from midnight to midnight!
Today will be your last day to make an impact in 2014. Today, you can help change the life of an individual with intellectual disabilities. You can help us at Special Olympics Louisiana continue to reach out to more athletes that are currently not in our program.
Today is the last day of 2014… What will YOUR impact be?
Are YOU ready to be a part of a great team? A team that will help people in your area and will allow you to contribute to a great organization. If this sounds interesting then Special Olympics Louisiana’s Area Management Team is the place for YOU!
We are searching for professionals with various skill sets to help run the “business” of Special Olympics Louisiana in your area. We are looking to fill these positions immediately: administration, sports & competition, public relations and volunteering. Other positions are available, such as fundraising, family outreach, and training.
You will be helping to provide thousands of people with intellectual disabilities a chance to compete right in your community. Interested? Contact our Outreach Director, Charlie Courville at 1-800-345-6644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s Must See Monday is about Special Olympics Louisiana Acadiana athlete, Chris Blanchard. When Chris was younger, unforeseen circumstances led to an altercation in which his teeth were badly damaged. Over time his teeth started to deteriorate, they were prone to infections and at times, he had trouble eating. His coach reached out to a dentist hygienist friend who led them in the right direction. On several occasions doctors would meet with Chris and he would not let them go through with the screening procedures because of the pain. Finally, he met Dr. Danny Domingue, DDS (from Dr. Smith and Domingue in Lafayette) and Dr. Bennett Fontenot, DDS (from Family and Cosmetic Dental Center in Breaux Bridge). Back in January, Dr. Domingue offered his services to help Chris by removing the deterioration, infection and saw him for follow up visits. Then Dr. Fontenot fit Chris for brand new dentures! Chris recently received his new smile and his coach remarks, “He was calling everyone he knows!”
The before shot was found after hours of searching through pictures because Chris never really smiled before his dentures!