Be Prepared

As Tropical Storm Karen approaches the southern states we thought it would be a good time to remind everyone to be prepared for bad weather. We ask all of our athletes, coaches, family members and volunteers to stay in contact with us and look for the latest information on our website www.laso.org. When bad weather comes make sure to have a plan and take action. Check out the National Hurricane Center’s information on how to best prepare for bad weather. Stay safe!

Blues and BBQ was a smokin’ success

Hammond Blues and BBQ photoThank you to all of those who came out the Hammond Blues and BBQ Challenge to support Special Olympics Louisiana this past weekend. Total money raised and pictures to come via our Facebook page.

Special Olympics Louisiana’s Maria Sanchez remarks, “We were so pleasantly surprised by the number of people that came out to support our charity and enjoy the wonderful weather and food. Next year will be the 10th year of the Blues and BBQ Challenge which we are hoping will be the biggest year yet!”

Local newspaper, the Hammond Daily Star, ran a nice article about the entire event. It stated: “…The Piggly Wiggly People’s Choice alone garnered $11,349…”. “It turned out to be very profitable,” event coordinator Cindy Shannon said of the competition….”. “…The 66 teams in the Walmart Backyard Boogie competition ranged from local Hammond businesses, to teams of relatives and neighbors, to groups from Covington and Mandeville…”. Read the full article

Learn more about the Hammond Blues and BBQ Challenge

Local Celebs are “Freezin for a Reason”

Yesterday, a few local celebrities, including WAFB meteorologist Jay Grymes, went “Freezin for a Reason” for Special Olympics Louisiana Polar Plunge, pre-plunge.

Click here for a story from WAFB.

Be sure to sign up for the event on January 28th here!