Louisiana Seafood Festival

This weekend (September 4-6) the Louisiana Seafood Festival will take place in New Orleans at City Park.  If you are attending, be sure to lookout for the Special Olympics Louisiana table!  We will be out there promoting our organization and Over the Edge.

Thank you to the Louisiana Seafood Festival for having us!

Are You Ready for State Fall Classic?!

State Fall Classic will take place in Carencro, LA on October 16-18th and will feature 400 Special Olympics Louisiana athletes competing in aquatics, horseshoes, and softball!  We will start the weekend with Opening Ceremonies on Friday, October 16th for 6:00pm at  Pelican Park.  All are invited to witness the Parade of Athletes and Flame of Hope!SFC

Competitions will kick off Saturday, October 17th and run through Sunday, October 18th. You can view the schedule here.

Want to volunteer?  Click here!

World Games are Underway!

This past Saturday, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games kicked off with Opening Ceremony LIVE on ESPN!  The event featured music acts such as O.A.R, Avril Lavigne, and Stevie Wonder.  The Flame of Hope was brought in right after the Parade of Athletes!

We are proud to have 4 athletes, 1 partner, and 1 sport manager in Los Angeles from Louisiana that are on Special Olympics USA.

Carol at World Games

Carol at World Games

Be sure to stay tuned to LA2015.org for full results coverage.

Also, ESPN will feature stories and competition throughout World Games, be sure to tune in and support our athletes and athletes from around the World!

URAA Update

The Unified Relay Across America has made its way to Louisiana!  This past Saturday, the Relay traveled into Monroe, LA, before heading into Mississippi.  It will be in Louisiana through Friday and will make stops in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles.

We invite you all to the Community Celebrations this week!  Come on out, hear some music and witness the Flame of Hope arriving!

New Orleans  
Date- Tuesday, June 16th
Venue- Tulane University – LBC Quad (on Newcomb Place)
Time- 6pm

Baton Rouge
Date- Wednesday, June 17th
Venue- North Blvd. Town Square (St. Louis Street and North Blvd.)
Time- 5:30pm
Music by- Cliff St. Laurent

Lake Charles
Date- Thursday, June 18th
Venue- Lake Charles Civic Center (Exhibition Room)
Time- 6:30pm
Music by- Alexis Chapa

Thank You, WWE!

This past weekend, we had the wonderful opportunity to promote the Special Olympics World Summer Games and the Unified Relay Across America at WWE events in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles!

Gerren, Landa, Carol, and Cindy will be part of the delegation from Louisiana that will attend Special Olympics World Summer Games!

Gerren, Landa, Carol, and Cindy will be part of the delegation from Louisiana that will attend Special Olympics World Summer Games!

We met some really great people and hope they are just as excited for these events as we are!

A HUGE thank you to WWE and the great people at WWE Community!  Thank you for the opportunity!

#WWEBatonRouge #WWELakeCharles

World Games Hub from ESPN

ESPN just launched an online webpage dedicated exclusively to their promotion and coverage of the World Games, the Unified Relay, and the compelling stories of Special Olympics!World Games

You can check out the website here!  Be sure to check back often for more stories and information from ESPN about World Games.

View some of the great videos here!