50th Anniversary

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Since 1968, Special Olympics Louisiana has been changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities. Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing the world! Starting in 2018, we are celebrating 50 years of creating a more inclusive, welcoming world for all. Join us — and Change the Game!

We are asking our supporters to pledge $50 to Special Olympics Louisiana in honor of our 50th Anniversary. You may be a part of our past and now we want you to become a part of our future! Your donations and efforts will build inclusive and healthy communities, empower our athletes to become leaders of change, and provide a chance to know the true benefit of sports and athletic competition through participation in the Special Olympics program.

Thank you for celebrating 50 years of joy, courage, and empowerment of people with intellectual disabilities with Special Olympics Louisiana.

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.

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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.

 

Support Special Olympics Louisiana Through Amazon Smile!

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Amazon.com has an initiative called Amazon Smile, which allows you to support your favorite charity with every purchase online. When you go to smile.amazon.com it will ask you to login to your Amazon account and then choose your favorite charity organization.

If you type in Special Olympics Louisiana and search, a “Special Olympics Louisiana, Inc” will pop up. Once you have selected your charity, it automatically adds it to your profile and EVERY purchase you make sends 0.5% of that purchase to your charity.

Check it out today and support our athletes all year long with a smile!

Trivia Night!

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Florida Parishes and Northwest Areas are hosting trivia nights!
Florida Parishes Area Trivia Night will be held Friday, August 24th at 6:00 pm at the Hammond Police Union Hall. The cost is $25 per person or $200 per table (8 people). Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please contact Charlie Courville at 1-800-345-6644 to register.
Northwest Area Trivia Night will be held Saturday, August 25th at 5:30 pm at the Elks Lodge in Shreveport. For more information about this fundraiser please contact Jim Bates at batescpa@bellsouth.com.