Meet One of Our Volunteers

keifer ackley award photoKeifer Ackley is the president of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at McNeese State University. Ackley helped organize their “Monster Mash” Halloween dance that had 150 current students at McNeese and over 50 Special Olympics Louisiana-Southwest Area athletes in attendance.

During the dance, it was announced that Ackley had been granted the 2017 American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Louisiana Chapter) Scholarship Award for his efforts with Special Olympics Louisiana at McNeese. Also, in April, he worked with his fraternity to start an on-campus basketball tournament called “PIKE Slamma Jamma” that was able to raise $4,500 for SOLA.

Ackley says, “We tend to become selfish in college as we become more independent and stressed. Events like these are important for students to learn how to unify, love, and encourage others. It’s truly remarkable to see how many lives are impacted.”

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We Want You!

Calling all athletes, families, coaches, partners, and volunteers. This is your chance to shine!

One of our favorite things here at SOLA is hearing amazing stories from our Special Olympics community.

Please share your story with us. We want to know how you became involved with Special Olympics and what kind of difference it has made in your everyday life! You could even share your best photos from an event or competition.

We will even share some of your stories to our blog, Facebook, and Twitter!

You can post your stories or pictures into the comments below or email us!

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Camp Shriver

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Camp Shriver Shreveport will kick off tomorrow, Tuesday, June 13th through Thursday, June 15th from 8am-2pm at Princess Park.

This camp will feature athletes and partners from the Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Cenla, and Red River Areas. 

Camp Shriver Bayouland will also take place Thursday, June 15 through Saturday, June 17 at Bourg Gym, 4411 Eldred Street, Bourg, LA 70343

To learn more about Camp Shriver and to register, please click here.

Coaches Needed!

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Was there a mentor, teacher or coach who made a difference in your life? The one who gave you the courage and determination to strive to be your best? The one who helped shape both your performance and your character? You can be that important person in someone else’s life.

Coaches teach the skills and spirit that define a true athlete. Coaches are role models and character-builders. Special Olympics coaches go even further.They help athletes find their own strengths and abilities. They also show them how to build upon those strengths and improve every day.

As a Special Olympics coach, you bring enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude to each practice, event and competition. You will enrich the lives of our athletes in many life-changing ways. The skills and confidence an athlete learns through sports have a long and lasting effect.

Call 800.345.6644 or visit http://www.laso.org for more information on becoming a SOLA coach.

Volunteer for State Fall Classic!

We need YOU to volunteer for State Fall Classic this October!  Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make this a successful event. Volunteers Needed

Are you ready to make an impact?  If so, sign up to volunteer today by clicking here!  You can click here for more info on Fall Classic.  Have questions?  Contact our Director of Volunteers, here!

Our athletes are looking forward to meeting YOU!

Volunteer With Us!

We host close to 100 competitions and numerous fundraisers each year.  With that, we are always looking for volunteers!  We need you to be there to volunteer for our athletes.SOLA Volunteers

There are various volunteer jobs; you can view a full list here.  You can get more info and to register by contacting our Volunteer Director by clicking here.

We hope to see YOU at a Special Olympics Louisiana event!

Uniform Ready

Today, we had a house full of volunteers helping pack our 100+ athletes, partners, and coaches bags for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.  We want to give a huge thanks to all that helped! 2014 USA Games Uniform Packing

There is still time to donate to Team Louisiana.  You can do so by clicking here or calling 1-800-345-6644.

Meet Team Louisiana here.