Welcome To Special Olympics International!

We are a global organization with programs in 170 countries. This site may be customized by language and geographic region.

USA: Louisiana

Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering. 
The Power of Sport. For every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance. Help us reach one more person who wants to participate. 
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It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

Louisiana Contact Info

1000 East Morris Avenue
Hammond, LA  70403

+1 (985) 345-6644

Website:  www.laso.org   
Email:  Contact us   
Volunteer:  Opportunities

Sports Offered

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 03 - Mar 05
    State Indoor Games
    Fri Mar 3 - Sun Mar 05, 2017
     
    Baton Rouge
    Louisiana
    USA

    State Indoor Games

    Fri Mar 3 - Sun Mar 05, 2017
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Basketball, Bowling and Tennis. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event.

    Venue(s)
    Automotive Sportsplex, All-Star Lanes, Independence Park, Circle Bowl
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    USA
  • Mar 03 - Mar 05
    Louisiana State Indoor Games
    Fri Mar 3 - Sun Mar 05, 2017
     
    4 venues
    USA

    Louisiana State Indoor Games

    Fri Mar 3 - Sun Mar 05, 2017
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in basketball, bowling and tennis. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event.


    Venue(s)
    Tennis
    Independence Community Park
    7500 Independence Blvd
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    USA
    Basketball
    Team Sportsplex
    7122 Perkins Rd
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    USA
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  • Mar
    11
    Polar Plunge Shreveport
    Sat Mar 11, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Shreveport
    Louisiana
    USA

    Polar Plunge Shreveport

    Sat Mar 11, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    The Polar Plunge is one of Special Olympics Louisiana’s largest fundraisers, attracting hundreds of people to an otherwise deserted waterhole in the winter. Crowd favorites at this event include the Costume contest, musical entertainment, as well as vendor displays and giveaways.

    Venue(s)
    East Ridge Country Club
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    USA
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  • Mar
    14
    FP.Junior High Track & Field
    Tue Mar 14, 2017
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Mandeville
    Louisiana
    USA

    FP.Junior High Track & Field

    Tue Mar 14, 2017
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    This is an event for the Florida Parish area. Male and female athletes from the area will compete. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.

    Venue(s)
    Mandeville High School
    Mandeville, Louisiana
    USA
  • Mar 14 - Mar 25
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    Tue Mar 14 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    Tue Mar 14 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Austria in three primary locations: in Graz (the second largest city in Austria and capital of the Styria region), Schladming (host city of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (host city of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999).


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony
    Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
    Coburgstraße 52
    Schladming
    Austria
    Team Competitions
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
    Competitions in floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held on the first floor of Stadthalle Graz.
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  • Mar
    17
    North East Area Track & Field (Athletics) Meet
    Fri Mar 17, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 AM
    Monroe
    Louisiana
    USA

    North East Area Track & Field (Athletics) Meet

    Fri Mar 17, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 AM

    This is an event for the Northeast Area. Male and female athletes from the area will compete. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.

    Venue(s)
    West Monroe High School
    Monroe, Louisiana
    USA
  • Mar
    17
    Spring Games
    Fri Mar 17, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Lake Charles
    Louisiana
    USA

    Spring Games

    Fri Mar 17, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    This is an event for the Southwest Area. Male and female athletes from the area will compete. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.


    Related Link(s):Find your area contacts

    Venue(s)
    Westlake High School
    Lake Charles, Louisiana
    USA
  • Mar
    17
    Independents Athletics Meet
    Fri Mar 17, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Marrero
    Louisiana
    USA

    Independents Athletics Meet

    Fri Mar 17, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    This is an event for the independent athletes of the Jefferson Area. Male and female athletes from the area will compete. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.


    Related Link(s):Find your area contacts

    Venue(s)
    Kings Grant
    Marrero, Louisiana
    USA
  • Mar
    19
    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards
    Sun Mar 19, 2017
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Schladming
    Austria
    USA

    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards

    Sun Mar 19, 2017
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Celebrate the Golisano Foundation’s investment in and impact on inclusive health as an example of how partners are helping to change the game for people with intellectual disabilities. 7 partners be honored at this event.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Sport Royer Hotel
    Europapl. 583
    Schladming, Austria
    USA
  • Mar
    22
    Athletics Meet
    Wed Mar 22, 2017
    Ponchatoula
    Louisiana
    USA

    Athletics Meet

    Wed Mar 22, 2017

    This is an event for the Tangipahoa parish of the Florida Parishes Area. Male and female athletes from the area will compete. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.


    Related Link(s):Find your area contacts

    Venue(s)
    Ponchatoula High School
    Ponchatoula, Louisiana
    USA
  • Mar
    23
    FP High School Track & Field
    Thu Mar 23, 2017
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Mandeville
    Louisiana
    USA

    FP High School Track & Field

    Thu Mar 23, 2017
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    This is an event for the Florida Parish area. Male and female athletes from the area will compete. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.

    Venue(s)
    Fontainebleau High
    Mandeville, Louisiana
    USA

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