Volunteer Inspired by Cousin’s Spirit

“Along with doing normal 12-year-old activities, like playing sports and hanging out with friends and family, Thomas Chapman does one thing that is close to his heart. He spends his time volunteering with the Special Olympics.” – L’OBSERVATEUR

Check out the rest of this great article about SOLA volunteer, Thomas Chapman! Thomas says he is inspired by his cousin’s spirit. Click here to read the full article.


Must See Monday

Rodriques Love SO Olympics 5-11 Rachel Doyle  (Lagrange Group)-5592#MSM Rodriques Love runs the 800M in 2 minutes and 28.9 seconds. The top #9 Louisiana Male Athlete in the state, according to the LHSAA, runs the 800M in 2 minutes and 35.07 seconds. Just a little more proof that our athletes are awesome and have outstanding abilities!

CEO Corner: Busy Times

CEO CornerPeople are busier today than ever.  The kids have to be shuffled from event to event, work day hours turn into night time hours, meals have to be prepared.  How can you give back to your community when you have so much to do? Is there ever time for fun? How do you decide to become involved in your community?  What does an organization do to make you feel needed and valued?

– Pat Carpenter Bourgeois,
President and CEO of Special Olympics Louisiana

Thank you Teacher’s

National Teacher Day

This week is National Teacher’s Week! Thank you to all of our school teachers, coaches, unified partners, etc. that teach our athletes every day! Many of you spend hours of your own time helping Special Olympics athletes succeed and strive to do their best.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!


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Take a Chance, and Change Your Destiny.

FREE TO LEARN is about providing both children and adults with intellectual disabilities a chance to succeed, and there is no better example of this, than what takes place year round at Special Olympics Louisiana. For the participants, the opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families is life changing.

Free To Learn
FREE TO LEARN is a $100,000 Education Giveaway. While the $100,000 that we award is substantial, the real prize that comes from purchasing a ticket, is seeing the smile on the face of a Special Olympics athlete when a medal is placed over their head. Today, we invite you to be a part of their journey as well. In doing so, you will not only help them achieve their dreams, but perhaps yours as well. So, purchase a ticket and take a chance on your future, the future of someone you love or the future of someone that is counting on you.

Take a Chance and Change Your Destiny Now, or view the website first.