SOLA Website Updates!

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We have revamped our website! Check it out here and let us know what you think!

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NOLA Over the Edge: SWAT Edition

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Whether you are fearless or looking to overcome your fears, NOLA Over the Edge: SWAT Edition is the challenge for you! This event is the ULTIMATE Adrenaline Rush!

Participants will get the opportunity to RAPPEL 25 stories down NOLA’s Benson Tower, RIDE in a helicopter & SWAT train with Louisiana’s finest at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Training Facility, while raising much needed funds for Special Olympics Louisiana athletes! This year the event will be held on December 7th and begin at 6 am.

Find more information about NOLA Over the Edge here!

Find our Facebook event page here!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

With the aid of our amazing sponsors, no costs are imposed on Special Olympics Louisiana athletes or their families! To continue to operate in this manner, Special Olympics Louisiana depends upon the cash and in-kind donations of our many generous sponsors and donors to fund its year-round program, parish, area and statewide. We would like to extend special thanks to our sponsors.

Mission Partner

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Program Partners

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Platinum Sponsors

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Law Enforcement Torch Run Sponsors State Games Sponsors
Silver Medal Sponsors
-Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association
Medallion Sponsors
-Valero St. Charles Refinery
-SwimmingPool.com
-Healthy Blue/BlueCross BlueShield
-Smile Generation
Bronze Medal Sponsors
Louisiana Sheriff’s Association
Gold Medal Sponsors
-AT&T
-The Rotary Club of Lafayette South
-The CarMax Foundation
-Voya Financial
Silver Medal Sponsors
-The Fred B. & Ruth B. Zigler Foundation
-Hammond Smokin’ BBQ Challenge
-Smitty’s Supply
-Roseburg Forest Product Company
-Kohl’s
-Dow Chemical
-The Oscar J. Tolmas Trust
-The P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati  Foundation
-Mattel, Inc.
-Exxon Mobil/ Exxon Mobil Fund
-Finish Line Youth Foundation
-Pinnacle Financial Strategies
Bronze Medal Sponsors
-Williams Companies
-The Jambalaya Shoppe
-Tangipahoa Tourism

 

State Fall Classic

 

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State Fall Classic will be held October 19th-21st this year and hosts aquatics, horseshoes, and softball events. The Aquatics meet is held at the Robichaux Recreation Center in Lafayette, LA and horseshoes and softball tournaments are held in Carencro, LA at Pelican Park.

Volunteers are needed! Click here to sign up!

Find our Facebook event page here!

Trivia Night!

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Our annual trivia nights are almost here!

The Florida Parishes Area Trivia Night is Friday, August 24th at the Hammond Police Union Hall and begins at 6:00 pm. Sponsorship opportunities are available!  Please contact Charlie Courville at 1-800-345-6644 for more information.

The Northwest Area Trivia Night is Saturday, August 25th at Elks Lodge in Shreveport and begins at 5:30 pm. For more information about this fundraiser please contact Jim Bates.

August Athlete Spotlight

Logan Dahlquist 1NAME: Logan Dahlquist

HOMETOWN: Lafayette, LA

SPORT: Softball

AGE: 23

YEARS INVOLVED: 5

Q: How would you describe yourself?A: I am leader and team player. I enjoy seeing others succeed. My heart is big and my desire to make a difference is very important.

Q: Have you ever attended World or National Games?                                                        A: Competing at the USA Games in Seattle, WA was my first time and I am proud of my teammates. We placed 3rd and received bronze medals.

Q: How did you prepare for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games?                                A: I focused on healthy eating, gym workouts, jogging, practice at batting cages, and throwing.

Q: How has Special Olympics changed your life?                                                                   A: Five years ago I joined Special Olympics and really just knew that I loved sports, but the moment that changed my life is when I became friends with this amazing group of people that I now call family. I am blessed to be surrounded by these people who bring the best out in me. Special Olympics is my life.