Get ready because Polar Plunge will be here sooner than you think! The Shreveport Polar Plunge will be held on February 2nd, and the Gonzales Polar Plunge will be held on February 16th.
What is it? The Polar Plunge® is one of Special Olympics Louisiana’s largest fundraisers. With the help of our Law Enforcement Torch Run comrades this event is attracting hundreds of people to an otherwise deserted waterhole in the winter. Crowd favorites at this event include a costume contest, musical entertainment, 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 you can also donate to a Plunger! The Polar Plunge® is open to the public and also features musical entertainment, food, costumes, vendor displays, children’s activities and more. There is no fee to view the Plunge, but donations are always welcomed.
State Fall Classic is this weekend!
State Fall Classic is an event for Athletes and Unified Partners from across Louisiana competing in Swimming, Horseshoes, and Softball. The event will be held on October 20th and 21st at Pelican Park, Carencro, LA.
Find the full schedule here!
Volunteers are still needed! Sign up to volunteer for State Fall Classic today!
Special Olympics Louisiana is always in need of volunteers!
Whether you want to become a coach, volunteer in our state office, officiate games, become a medical volunteer, other specialized fields, or just come out for one event a year; we have something for you at Special Olympics Louisiana!
The next event we need YOU for is State Fall Classic! This is an event for Athletes and Unified Partners from across Louisiana competing in Swimming, Horseshoes, and Softball. State Fall Classic is on Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st in Carencro, LA! Sign up as a volunteer for today!
You can find more information about volunteering on our website, contact us by email, or call us at 1-800-345-6644.
Join us for NOLA Over the Edge 2018! You can have the experience of a lifetime and donate to Special Olympics Louisiana!
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.
Don’t miss this opportunity! Click here to register today!
Too scared? You can donate to other edgers!
What is Charity Miles?
A free smart phone app, Charity Miles tracks exercise milage while allowing users to raise money for charities. Cyclists earn 10 cents per mile while walkers and runners can earn 25 cents a mile!
How to Use the Charity Miles App:
Compatible for iPhone and Android, users can download the free Charity Miles app from the App Store. Once users log in, they will swipe until they find the Special Olympics logo and then select as charity of choice. Users then select their type of exercise depending if they are walking, running, or cycling, and then click “Start.” After logging exercise mileage, users can post their work out details to Facebook and Twitter to show how much they’ve raised for Special Olympics!
Support Special Olympics athletes every time you run, walk, or cycle by downloading the free Charity Miles app TODAY!
Special Olympics Louisiana’ Healthy Athletes program currently offers health screenings in six areas: Fit Feet (podiatry), FUNfitness (physical therapy), Health Promotion (better health and well-being), Healthy Hearing (audiology), Opening Eyes (vision) and Special Smiles (dentistry). Healthy Athletes organizes its events in a welcoming, fun environment. Its screenings educate athletes on healthy lifestyle choices and identify problems that may need additional follow-up.
Click on the discipline to learn more:
Want to learn more about Healthy Athletes? Contact us.
Find out more information here.
Spread the Word to End the Word is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics, Best Buddies and our supporters to inspire respect and acceptance through raising the consciousness of society about the R-word and how hurtful words and disrespect can be toward people with intellectual disabilities.
The campaign, created by youth, is intended to engage schools, organizations and communities to rally and pledge their support at www.r-word.org and to promote the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Spread the word to END the word! We want YOU to take the pledge in stopping the use of this word.
Click here to take the pledge!
Download the R-Word Brochure
Contact our office to get the official Spread the Word to End the Word Button!
The Florida Parishes Area Trivia Night is TONIGHT!
Throughout the night you will be inspired as you hear from Special Olympics Louisiana athletes and parents why they believe in the power of our movement. You will be asked to give in a way you believe can offer a higher quality of life for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Florida Parishes Area.
This is a fundraiser for the Florida Parishes Area and will be held at the Hammond Police Union Hall in Hammond, LA. The cost is $25 per person or $200 per table (8 people).
For more information call 1-800-345-6644.
The Northwest Area Trivia Night is this Saturday!
Join us for the 2018 Northwest Area Trivia Night on Saturday, August 25th at Elks Lodge in Shreveport. The event begins at 5:30 pm. For more information about this fundraiser please contact Jim Bates.