Unified Rivalry Series Basketball Game

Special Olympics Louisiana will host a Unified Rivalry Basketball Game Saturday, February 4th at 10:45 AM- 12:00 PM. Come join us at the Reily Center on Tulane’s Uptown Campus for a rivalry game between Tulane and LSU students and special olympics athletes!

Acadiana BasketballWe want to pack our stands so if you would like to know more information

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Volunteers Needed for Olympic Town at Indoor Games

The 2015 Special Olympics State Indoor Games are coming up on March 6-8 in Baton Rouge, LA.  Athletes will compete in basketball, bowling, and tennis.  Athletes also have the opportunity to participate in Olympic Town.Olympic Town 2015 Flyer New

Olympic Town is a festival/carnival type atmosphere for athletes to go to while they are away from their competition. This year, Olympic Town will be a Mardi Gras theme and we are in need of booth/game ideas and volunteers.

If you would like to create a booth or game, or simply want to volunteer for Olympic Town, please contact Johnny Braud at jbraud@laso.org or 800-345-6644.

Local Officer to Participate in Over the Edge

Officer James Pittman of the LSUPD is ready for Over the Edge next Friday, December 5th in New Orleans.  Officer Pittman answered a few questions recently about how he was able to raise money to participate in Over the Edge, which you can see below.  Are you registered yet?  If not, sign up today!

Officer James Pittman (right) with Athlete Virgil Atkinson

Officer James Pittman (right) with Athlete Virgil Atkinson

Why did you become involved with SOLA?
I originally became involved with SOLA as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run movement. After participating in the Torch Run, I saw how much more there was to SOLA and wanted to become more involved.  That lead me to the Polar Plunge, ILETR Conference, and now Over The Edge.

What made you want to do Over The Edge?
I’m somewhat of an adrenaline junkie.

How did you fundraise to meet your goal?
Sponsorship.

Was it easy or hard to raise the money? Why?
It was easy to raise the money, simply because I knew who to ask for sponsorship.

Do you have any tips for others who are fundraising?
Get out there and make contacts with businesses and organizations. See what you can do for them in return for sponsorship. Don’t be afraid to call on those contacts when it’s time to raise money.

Do you have any advice for others about getting involved with SOLA or LETR?
Follow your heart, everything else will fall in place.

Bama vs. LSU Featured on SEC Nation

The Unified flag football game that took place at LSU UREC this past Saturday was featured on ESPN’s SEC Nation!  The clip featured both LSU and Alabama athletes an was broadcast live. View the full clip here.

SO College LSU took the victory with a 34-14 score!  Both teams played exceptionally well and it was a great game.LSU flier 2014_1

Thank you to all of the spectators, VIPs, media, and Law Enforcement that attended the game!  We would also like to give a special shout out to LSU UREC staff that made this game possible!

Bama vs. LSU Rematch TOMORROW

Tomorrow morning, Saturday, November 8th, SO College Alabama and LSU will face off in a Unified flag football rematch!  We want YOU to be there!  So, get up early and head to the  LSU Student Recreation Complex (directly behind the UREC Building) for 9am.LSU flier 2014_1

Get there early for some pre-game fun, including a R-word table and player intros which will be done by our Master of Ceremonies, Derek Ponamsky from 104.5 ESPN Radio in Baton Rouge.  We invite all to stick around for the medal ceremony immediately following the game.

See YOU tomorrow!