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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-345-6644.
We would like to congratulate our wonderful office assistant and former SOLA athlete, Glenn! This morning he was presented with an award from Options for 27 years of employment here at Special Olympics Louisiana. Thank you for your hard work and dedication! Go Glenn!
Are you ready to be a part of Special Olympics Louisiana? Ready to compete or volunteer? If so, be sure to check out our events calendar! You will find the most up-to-date listing of competitions and fundraisers that we will host in 2015.