StWtEtW is coming soon!

2014 StWtEtW with Jed CollinsSpread the Word to End the Word (StWtEtW) national day of recognition is March 5th! Join New Orleans Saints Fullback, Jed Collins and pledge not to use the r-word (retard) anymore! Visit to pledge and see what you can do on March 5th to take a stand. The Special Olympics Louisiana state office has wristbands, stickers, buttons, etc. for any schools or groups who want to raise awareness and eradicate the use of the r-word! Contact us

Jed Collins Joins our Team!

The New Orleans Saints Fullback, Jed Collins, has been announced as the Special Olympics Louisiana Ambassador! Jed has been volunteering for Special Olympics for over a year and now has the responsibility of promoting inclusion and respect for athletes with intellectual disabilities. He said, “Being a member of the New Orleans Saints family for the last year has been incredible for me and now getting to be a part of things like this and give back a little bit means even more.” We are very excited to welcome him to our team!

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Jed Collins 2013 Gameday ad Approved



Athlete’s point of view

Northwest Area athlete and Athlete Leadership Council memNW Channing Ewing with Jed Collinsber, Channing Ewing reflects on this past weekend’s State Summer Games: “I really enjoyed hanging around all of the dignitaries and sitting by New Orleans Saints Fullback, Jed Collins at Opening Ceremonies. I even got to say the Athlete Oath in front everybody which was cool. I thought the bands that played before opening ceremonies and at the dance were amazing and wonderful!!!!  I even thought that the cars at the Golden Oldies Classic Car were awesome!! I really liked getting to meet the football players.”

If you attended the recent State Summer Games, what are your thoughts?

Summer Games Wrap Up

State Summer Games is officially over…the weather was beautiful, the smiles were contagious and the energy was up!  Over all we awarded, 441 Gold Medals, 340 Silver Medals, 251 Bronze Medals, 161 4th Place Ribbons, 57 5th Place Ribbons, 12 6th Place Ribbons and 1 7th Place Ribbons.

We want to thank all the athletes, coaches, families, officials and volunteers that made this past weekend possible. Big thanks goes to Mrs. Rosa Dunn, Mistress of Ceremonies, New Orleans Saints Jed Collins, Honorary Coach and all the other dignitaries that came to cheer on our athletes. Of course, this event would not have been possible without financial support from our State Games Sponsors:
Mission Partners: Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run and the  Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
Program Partner: Walmart
Platinum Sponsor: Knights of Columbus
Medallion Sponsors: Lafayette Rotary Club South and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
Gold Medal Sponsor: Smitty Supply, Inc.
Silver Sponsors: MidSouth Bank and Procter & Gamble Distributing Company
Bronze Sponsors: Hood Northlake Chevrolet- Drive It Forward Campaign, Huntington Ingalls Industries, The Fred B. and Ruth B. Zigler Foundation, W & T Offshore, and
New Orleans Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run
2012 SSG Sunglasses with LaGrange Group

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Now we move on to Camp Shriver’s and Fall Classic

2012 State Summer Games Video

View our Picture Video from the recent 2012 State Summer Games!

Trip Advisor 2012SSG video photo







To see all the photos, visit our Facebook photo album

State Summer Games athlete viewpoint

CHanning and other NW Volleyball players

Channing (far left)

Here are a few words from Northwest Area athlete, Channing Ewing about State Summer Games this past weekend.

“I had a blast this year!! I really enjoyed meeting Jed Collins of the New Orleans Saints at the opening ceremonies. The jazz band at the opening ceremonies were amazing. They reminded me of new Orleans. I had a lot of fun playing volleyball with my unified partners. They were awesome!!! I learned so much from them!! I also loved Olympic town and enjoyed meeting the Southeastern Louisiana University Football and Baseball players. As usual, the dance was a blast!!!”

Athlete Leadership Council- Northwest Representative

Stay up to date with Kevin and Craig

Sports and Competitions Director, Kevin Collins and Volunteer and Program Management Director, Craig Oser talk about the upcoming State Summer Games and all the latest news and events!