One Week Left for Winn Dixie Scan Drive

From now until next Tuesday, March 31st, please visit Winn Dixie Stores in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas and donate to SOLA!  Winn Dixie is doing a tremendous job of helping raise funds and awareness and we are very appreciative of their support.

Check out a list of stores below and then leave us a comment if you have already donated!

Winn Dixie Stores for Scan Drive

State Summer Games

State Summer Games is coming up the May 22-24th in Hammond, LA on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University!  Athletes will compete in athletics, bocce, power lifting, and volleyball.Featured image

We encourage all to attend our Opening Ceremonies on Friday, May 22nd at Southeastern’s Strawberry Stadium for 7:30pm and be a Fan in the Stands!  Come out and witness the parade of athletes and the Flame of Hope and to kick off the weekend competitions.

Volunteers are needed.  Click here to register to volunteer!

Want to donate to State Summer Games?  Click here!

Polar Plunge Podcast

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, a gigantic ice sculpture, as well as vendor displays and giveaways. Are you Freezin’ for a Reason? For more information click here.

Register now!

 

One Month Away…

We are one month away from ‘Spread the Word to End the Word’ Day!  On March 4th, join us in pledging to END the R-Word.  You can virtually take the pledge by going to the R-Word website.  You can also visit SOLA’s website by clicking here for more info.StWtEtW

The R-word hurts because it is exclusive. It’s offensive. It’s derogatory.  It is time for all to take a stand against this word!  Be sure to share your pledge with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Throwback Thursday

This Throwback Thursday goes back to June of 2014 for Special Olympics USA Games!  Louisiana sent a delegation of 101 to New Jersey to compete in the Games.

Special Olympics World Summer Games will take place this July in Los Angeles and Louisiana will send a a delegation of six (6)!  Our athletes are training hard and ready to compete LA!  Help our athletes by clicking here.

Theo Bazille on awards podium thanking Jesus

 

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.