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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

  • Dec
    07
    Capital Area EBR Schools Bowling Tournament
    Dec 07, 2016
    09:30 AM - 12:00 AM
    Baton Rouge
    Louisiana
    Capital Area EBR Schools Bowling Tournament

    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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    Dec 07, 2016
    09:30 AM - 12:00 AM
    All-Star Lanes
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
  • Dec
    09
    Jefferson Area Westbank High School Bowling
    Dec 09, 2016
    Harahan
    Louisiana
    Jefferson Area Westbank High School Bowling

    Join us December 9th at Colonial Lanes in Harahan, Louisana as our athletes compete and show their skill in bowling competition. Male and female athletes from the area will compete. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.

    For more information
    Contact: Special Olympics Louisiana
    Phone: 985-345-6644

    Dec 09, 2016
    Colonial Lanes
    Harahan, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
  • Dec
    16
    Jefferson Area Independent Bowling
    Dec 16, 2016
    Harahan
    Louisiana
    Jefferson Area Independent Bowling

    Join us December 16th at Colonial Lanes in Harahan, Louisiana as our athletes compete and show their skill in bowling competition. 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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    Dec 16, 2016
    Colonial Lanes
    Harahan, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
  • Jan
    13
    Jefferson Area Elementary School Bowling
    Jan 13, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Harahan
    Louisiana
    Jefferson Area Elementary School Bowling

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

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    Jan 13, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Colonial Lanes
    6601 Jefferson Hwy
    Harahan, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
  • Jan
    19
    Jefferson Area Middle School Unified Basketball
    Jan 19, 2017
    12:00 AM
    Metarie
    Louisiana
    Jefferson Area Middle School Unified Basketball

    This is an event for the Jefferson Area. Male and female Athletes and Unified Partners from the area will compete. To play, coach or volunteer for this event use the link below see your area contacts.

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    Jan 19, 2017
    12:00 AM
    Ree Allerio Center
    Metarie, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
  • Jan
    20
    Jefferson Area Elementary School Bowling
    Jan 20, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Harahan
    Louisiana
    Jefferson Area Elementary School Bowling

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

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    Jan 20, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Colonial Lanes
    6601 Jefferson Hwy
    Harahan, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
  • Jan
    26
    Jefferson Area High School Unified Basketball
    Jan 26, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Metarie
    Louisiana
    Jefferson Area High School Unified Basketball

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

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    Jan 26, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Ree Allerio Center
    Metarie, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
  • Jan
    27
    Acadiana Area Team Skills Basketball Tournament
    Jan 27, 2017
    12:00 AM
    New Iberia
    Louisiana
    Acadiana Area Team Skills Basketball Tournament

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

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    Jan 27, 2017
    12:00 AM
    City Park on Parkview
    New Iberia, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    17
    Delta Area Plaquemines Parish Athletics Meet
    Feb 17, 2017
    12:00 AM
    Marrero
    Louisiana
    Delta Area Plaquemines Parish Athletics Meet

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

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    Feb 17, 2017
    12:00 AM
    Kings Grant
    Marrero, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    18
    Polar Plunge Gonzales
    Feb 18, 2017
    Gonzales
    Louisiana
    Polar Plunge Gonzales

    Join us at the 2017 Polar Plunges - The official event of Winter! Individuals from all walks of life have committed to raise $50 or more to plunge their hearts out for the thousands of Special Olympics Louisiana athletes! So get a thrill from the chill and join us February 18, 2017 in Gonzales!

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    Feb 18, 2017
    Cabela's
    2200 W Cabela's Pkwy
    Gonzales, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    18
    Polar Plunge
    Feb 18, 2017
    Gonzales
    Louisiana
    Polar Plunge

    Join us at the 2017 Polar Plunges - The official event of Winter! Individuals from all walks of life have committed to raise $50 or more to plunge their hearts out for the thousands of Special Olympics Louisiana athletes! So get a thrill from the chill and join us February 18, 2017 in Gonzales!

    For more information
    Contact: Morgan Stock
    Email: mstock@laso.org
    Phone: 985-345-6644

    Feb 18, 2017
    Cabela's
    2200 W Cabela's Pkwy
    Gonzales, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
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