Lake Charles, LA – Special Olympics Louisiana will play host to an In-State Unified Flag Football Rivalry Series featuring McNeese State University vs. Nicholls State University. This event is free and open to the public.
The event will take place on Saturday October 1, 2016 at McNeese State University’s Recreational Center, 4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605, at 10:30 AM promptly. Award presentation will held immediately after the game. For more information visit our website at www.laso.org.
A support staff of more than 30 volunteers will serve in jobs ranging from competition setup, breakdown, to team assistance. Contact Colin Laborde for more information at (800) 345-6644.
Click here to join the fundraising movement by helping your school’s Unified team raise the most money before game day. The team that raises the most money by game day will start their Rivalry Game with an advantage! Make sure your team starts off on the right foot by raising money or donating to your team today. You can even earn awesome prizes as you donate!
This weekend, WWE will be in at the River Center in Baton Rouge and Civic Center in Lake Charles, LA. If you are going, be sure to look for the Special Olympics Louisiana booth! We will be there talking about the 2015 World Summer Games, the Unified Relay Across America, and of course, WWE and their awesome commitment to Special Olympics!
We hope to see you at one of the WWE events this weekend.
What is it? The Polar Plunge is one of Special Olympics Louisiana’s largest fundraisers, attracting hundreds of people to an otherwise deserted waterhole in the winter. Crowd favorites at this event include the Costume contest, musical entertainment, gigantic Ice sculpture, as well as vendor displays and giveaways.
Who? 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 for Special Olympics Louisiana athletes!!
Don’t have what it takes? Come watch! 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. The Polar Plunge is open to the public and also features musical entertainment, food, costumes, ice sculptures, vendor displays, children’s activities and more. There is no fee to view the Plunge, but donations are always welcomed.
For more information and a list of locations click here.
As we talked about last week, SOLA hosted a leadership conference in Lake Charles, LA this past weekend. Athletes, partners, coaches, and family members participated in this two day conference which featured fun, interactive games and some vital lessons on social media and the formula for good leadership: Participation + Responsibility + Strategy = LEADERSHIP!
We found many good leaders that will take our organization to the next level!
This weekend, February 7-8, the Special Olympics Louisiana community will come together in Lake Charles, LA for a Unified Leadership Workshop. Athletes, partners, coaches, family members and volunteers will meet to learn how to become better leaders in their specified areas.
The week will kick off with a general session on Friday evening, followed by some fun leadership games! Sessions will focus on such topics as “The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media” & “How to conduct yourself as a leader.”
Check back next week for some photos from the workshop!