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.
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.
The Hammond Knights of Columbus Council 2952 is hosting its 20th Annual Steak Dinner & Benefit Raffle which will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018. This Dinner is their annual fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Louisiana and other local organizations that serve individuals with disabilities. Tickets are $100.00 (donation) which includes 2 steak dinners and a chance of 4 raffle drawings. Raffle Drawings include two grand prizes of $5,000.00 and two additional drawings of $500.00.
For tickets call the Knights of Columbus Hall at 985-542-2952 or Special Olympics Louisiana at 985-345-6644.
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Location: John F. Kennedy Council 2952 Home
Time: Social Hour 5:00 pm Dinner 6:30 pm Takeout: 5:00 pm
It’s Medal Monday! Share your favorite picture of your athlete in the comments below and tag with #MedalMonday!
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!
NAME: Logan Dahlquist
HOMETOWN: Lafayette, LA
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.