Pita Pit Fundraiser

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The Pita Pit in downtown Hammond (118 N Cate St, Hammond, LA 70401)  is donating 15% of sales on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 10:00 AM- 11:30 PM back to Special Olympics Louisiana.

When you purchase a meal at Pita Pit Hammond on December 9th, mention Special Olympics Louisiana’s name and drop your receipt in the GroupRaise.com donation box at the restaurant.

Be sure to RSVP here: http://www.groupraise.com/events/18325

Valero Energy Foundation Donates to Special Olympics Louisiana

IMG_3386.JPGSOLA received a  $10,000.00 donation from the Valero Energy Foundation on October 20th, 2016 for the for the 2016 Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children Golf Classic. A total of $570,000 was given to 39 charities.

Thank you, Valero!

Back to School Bargains!

Gear up for back to school with great SOLA merchandise!
Notebooks, book bags, pens, & post its- we have it all!
Browse SOLA’s online store for school supply products and help support our athletes.
Click here to visit SOLA’s online shop.

Call us at 1-800-345-6644 or email laso@laso.org with your order today!

Champions Together Breakfast

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 Special Olympics Louisiana Reveal the Champion Breakfast presented by the Louisiana River Pilots’ Association this morning!

These guests were asked to Reveal the Champion in themselves and in our Special Olympics Louisiana athletes. This event is one of Special Olympics’ annual campaigns. Participants were invited to a breakfast that raised awareness and engaged the community by showcasing some of the unique programs Special Olympics Louisiana has to offer. Thank you to all of our sponsors and guests on making the event a great success!

 

Click here for more information.

Family Support Network

Family

Did you know family members of Special Olympics athletes have an important role to play in Special Olympics outreach? Today, thousands of family members of Special Olympics athletes serve as key leaders and sources of support for one another as they attend training, competitions, meetings and other activities together.

The Family Support Network is an organized project whereby Special Olympics Louisiana conducts outreach to families unfamiliar with Special Olympics by developing partnerships with existing community organizations and by training Family Messengers to become leaders and spokespeople for the Special Olympics Louisiana. Family members (Family Messengers) are systematically matched with parents new to Special Olympics who are seeking information and support from a peer.

Family Support Network helps families help each other. With the assistance of similar agencies families have a support system within Special Olympics. Families have the opportunity to mentor, learn and provide resources and emotional support to one another.

The Family Support Network connects Special Olympics families with new families and provides support and information in a critical time of need in the following ways:

  • Provides educational, sports and training workshops
  • Creates opportunities for family members to become advocates for the Special Olympics movement
  • Brings families together to share ideas, issues, and common interests
  • Encourages new families to join Special Olympics
  • Builds strong communities

If you would like to become part of our family network contact us.

Find out about other family opportunities.

Give Nola Day

client_id_184_media_file_name_1448300786.9593.jpgOn May 3, 2016, from midnight to midnight, Special Olympics Louisiana (SOLA) is participating in GiveNOLA Day, which ignites the giving spirit throughout the region. Over 600 nonprofits are competing to raise the most funds in a 24hr time period. SOLA is participating and is very excited about this event. SOLA can even win a $1,000 Rock-Around-the-Clock prize, which are randomly selected each hour and given to any organization that received a donation in that hour. That’s not the only prize being given away! The top fundraiser wins an additional $10,000, second place wins $5,000 and third $3,000. GiveNOLA Day is a way for our community to come together to give as one.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Each person can make a minimum $10 donation anytime on May 3rd.
  2. Please forward this GiveNOLA Day information out through your personal channels (email and social media).
  3. Like and follow Special Olympics Louisiana on social media and help by sharing, linking, commenting, retweeting, etc. on the day of (May 5th). SOLA will be posting online all day and needs people to help spread the word on May 3rd.

 

Thank you for your help and support of children and adults with intellectual disabilities across Louisiana.

Prayers for Senior Trooper Steven Vincent

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Year round law enforcement officers, including the Louisiana State Police, provide support, friendship, service, and awareness for Special Olympics Louisiana and our athletes. Today, the Louisiana State Police need our support. Senior Trooper Steven Vincent tragically lost his life protecting and serving our community. We are asking our SOLA family to keep his family, friends, and the Louisiana State Police in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.