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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. 
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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

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1000 East Morris Avenue
Hammond, LA  70403

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+1 (985) 345-6644

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

Sports Offered

Upcoming Events

  • Oct
    20
    Fall Field Day
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    Fri Oct 20, 2017
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    Monroe
    Louisiana
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    Fall Field Day

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    Fri Oct 20, 2017

    This is an event for the North East area. Elementary aged male and female athletes from the area will participate in adapted motor skill games and activities. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.


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    University of Louisiana Monroe
    Monroe, Louisiana
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  • Oct 20 - Oct 22
    State Fall Classic
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    Fri Oct 20 - Sun Oct 22, 2017
     
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    Carencro
    Louisiana
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    State Fall Classic

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    Fri Oct 20 - Sun Oct 22, 2017
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state. Join us October 20-22 at Pelican Park and Robicheaux Center in Carencro, Louisiana as our athletes compete and show their skill in aquatics, horseshoes, and softball competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. Sign up today to play, coach, or volunteer for this event.


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    Pelican Park/Robicheaux Center
    Carencro, Louisiana
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  • Dec
    01
    EBR Schools Bowling Tournament (High School)
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    Fri Dec 01, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Baton Rouge
    Louisiana
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    EBR Schools Bowling Tournament (High School)

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    Fri Dec 01, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    This is an event for the Capital Area. Male and female athletes from the area will compete. Join us December 1st at All-Star Lanes in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as our athletes compete and show their skill in bowling competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.


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    Venue(s)
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    All-Star Lanes
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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  • Dec
    02
    Capital Area Independent Bowling Tournament
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    Sat Dec 02, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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    Baton Rouge
    Louisiana
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    Capital Area Independent Bowling Tournament

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    Sat Dec 02, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 AM

    This is an event for the Capital/Florida Parishes Area. Male and female athletes and unified partners from the area will compete. Join us December 2nd at All-Star Lanes in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as our athletes compete and show their skill in bowling competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.


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    Venue(s)
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    All-Star Lanes
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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  • Dec
    04
    EBR Schools Bowling Tournament (Elementary)
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    Mon Dec 04, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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    Baton Rouge
    Louisiana
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    EBR Schools Bowling Tournament (Elementary)

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    Mon Dec 04, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 AM

    This is an event for the Capital Area. Join us December 4th at All-Star Lanes in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as our athletes compete and show their skill in bowling competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.


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    Venue(s)
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    All-Star Lanes
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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  • Dec
    06
    EBR Schools Bowling Tournament (Middle School)
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    Wed Dec 06, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Baton Rouge
    Louisiana
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    EBR Schools Bowling Tournament (Middle School)

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    Wed Dec 06, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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


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    Venue(s)
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    All-Star Lanes
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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  • Mar 02 - Mar 04
    Louisiana State Indoor Games
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    Fri Mar 2 - Sun Mar 04, 2018
     
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    3 venues
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    Louisiana State Indoor Games

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    Fri Mar 2 - Sun Mar 04, 2018
     

    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.


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    Venue(s)
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    Independence Park
    7500 INDEPENDENCE BLVD.
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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    Sherwood Middle School
    1020 MARLBROOK DR
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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  • May 18 - May 20
    Louisiana State Summer Games
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    Fri May 18 - Sun May 20, 2018
     
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    Hammond
    Louisiana
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    Louisiana State Summer Games

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    Fri May 18 - Sun May 20, 2018
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Athletics (Track & Field), Bocce, Powerlifting and Unified Volleyball. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event.


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    Southeastern Louisiana University
    500 W University Ave.
    Hammond, Louisiana
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  • Mar 14 - Mar 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


    Venue(s)
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    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.

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