Monster Mash Hosted by Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity

On Friday, October 13th Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at McNeese State University hosted a “Monster Mash” Halloween dance. All McNeese students were invited to go dance, play games, eat, and mingle with over 50 Special Olympics Louisiana-Southwest Area athletes. 150 students attended the event, dancing and smiling alongside the athletes.

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity president, Keifer Ackley, said “the amount of love and joy felt in that room was indescribable. Our Special Olympics athletes teach us to love life, be brave, and to love everyone you interact with.” monster mash

Prayers for Senior Trooper Steven Vincent


Year round law enforcement officers, including the Louisiana State Police, provide support, friendship, service, and awareness for Special Olympics Louisiana and our athletes. Today, the Louisiana State Police need our support. Senior Trooper Steven Vincent tragically lost his life protecting and serving our community. We are asking our SOLA family to keep his family, friends, and the Louisiana State Police in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

Merry Christmas!


Everyone here at Special Olympics Louisiana would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! May this Christmas bring joy and love to your heart and soul, and may you start the New Year on a beautiful note. Wishing you the best Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!

Don’t Miss “The Specials!”

We wanted to make sure you don’t miss the television debut of “The Specials,” on Sunday, September 7th from 1:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CST on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).  OWN just announced they will be airing this groundbreaking docu-series about the funny, honest story of five housemates with intellectual disabilities living the classic student lifestyle in England this Sunday.  All 13 episodes will air back-to-back on Sunday, September 7 from 1:30 – 8 p.m. CST.The_Specials

For a sneak peek now, please visit:

Filmed over four years and narrated by housemates Sam, Hilly, Lucy, Lewis and Megan, all between the ages of 19-23 and close friends since childhood, “The Specials” shares the ups and downs of their daily lives from first love to heartbreak, from leaving college to finding a job, as well as the day-to-day interactions and complications of sharing a house together. The housemates live life to the max – they enjoy everything from surfing and karaoke as well as competing in Special Olympics.

The Webby Award-winning series was originally produced as short form,10-minute webisodes in England. OWN will televise fresh, newly adapted episodes following housemates as they continue to support each other through major changes in their lives — everything from breakups, to a parents’ divorce and finally an engagement.  

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day from all of our athletes, partners, coaches, volunteers and staff! We hope you have a great day with the ones you love.

If you still need a gift for that special person in your life, don’t forget to check out Brighton Collectibles as they have a promotion benefiting Special Olympics through the end of the month!  This promotion is valid online and in stores.

Valentines Day Special

Valentine’s Day is the day to tell your loved ones how much you love them, so keeping with that tradition; we love all of our athletes, families, coaches, sponsors, volunteers, etc.

A special treat for this Valentines Day: We recently received an article from one of our Facebook Fans about two individuals with special needs finding love…  Read about Lindsey and Nick