Register for Over the Edge – Tomorrow!

Tomorrow morning, August 20th, at 9am, registration will open for Over the Edge!  This thrilling event will take place on Friday, December 4th at Benson tower in New Orleans.

You can click here to register!  Interested in sponsoring Over the Edge?  Please click Donnie Guillory rappelling Over the Edgehere.

We cannot wait to see YOU at Over the Edge!

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 www.r-word.org 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

Charity Spotlight

Special Olympics Louisiana was honored on the field at the Saints game yesterday as the charity spotlight. We were delighted by the exposure and promotion our mission received. We had volunteers at the gates, athletes and our CEO honored on the field. Ochsner and Verizon Wireless welcomed us to the game as well as promotional displays throughout the duration of the game. Thank you all for bringing much needed awareness to our organization.

Click here to see more pictures from the game

SOLA athletes at Saints Game 9-22-13

Who Dat Say Dey Gonna Beat Dem Saints?!

It is officially football season in Louisiana and we couldn’t be happier!  Our boys in Black in Gold have been steadily preparing another run to the Super Bowl and it all starts tonight with the first preseason game.  NW Channing Ewing with Jed Collins

Many of the Saints players are big supporters of Special Olympics Louisiana, especially Jed Collins and Brian de la Puente.

To all of the Saints players, coaches, and staff, good luck on a successful season!

Saints Practice

Silence Speaks

Roy Menard and Brian De La Puente  pictureDuring the 2013 Special Olympics Louisiana State Summer Games; there was an unforgettable and touching moment between Roy Menard and New Orleans Saints Player, Brian de La Puente, who served as the Honorary Games Coach. Click here to find out what happened…

 

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?

Laissez les bon temps bowle!

The 11th Annual SOL Bowl was a huge success! With the 2013 tagline being Laissez les bon temps bowle (translation=Let the good time bowl) we definitely did! Overall more than $15,000 was raised for Special Olympics Louisiana programs. Our athletes had a wonderful time mingling with the local businesses and celebrities.  Some of the celebrities included members of the New Orleans Saints, Voodoo, local TV & Radio personalities as well as several retired NFL players. View the pictures

Thanks to the event sponsors for making this SOL Bowl the best yet! Turkey Sponsors: Skanska, MAPP & Treasure Chest Casino. Strike Sponsors: Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club & Laser Amusement. Spare Sponsors: Otto Candies, RJK Insurance, Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers, Walmart, Harahan Police Department, Kenner Police Department, Colonial Bowling Lanes and the New Orleans Chapter of the NFL Players Association.

 

Saints vs. Falcons

Tonight, the New Orleans Saints face the Atlanta Falcons in a heated rivalry.  We are very excited for the game and hope that our SAINTS can come away with a road victory!

From all of here at Special Olympics Louisiana, Good Luck to the Saints and WHO DAT?!

Check out this picture of New Orleans Saints Fullback, Jed Collins with athlete Kvon Albert!