Let’s Help the Louisiana Special Olympics Team Get to the Summer Games in June!
The Special Olympics Louisiana is a “special” part of the national Special Olympics organization which offers athletic opportunities, training and competitions to both kids and grownups that live with disabilities. This year-round Olympic-type sports atmosphere gives participants a chance to develop physically, mentally, and socially, as well as giving them something even more important. Joy. Courage. New friendships and many other gifts. Together with their families, people with disabilities find their home in an encouraging environment.
Going back a bit further, the Special Olympics Louisiana (SOLA) first began in 1968 with only eleven athletes, which has grown in the past four decades to a number just shy of 14,000 youths and adults who take part in over a hundred competitions.
SOLA is a statewide, not-for-profit agency. According to the SOLA Website, the goal of Special Olympics Louisiana is to change lives through acceptance, understanding and by including both those who live with or without intellectual disabilities.
One of the most popular events organized nationally and globally for the Special Olympics are the USA Games. This year’s 2014 Summer Special Olympics will be held in New Jersey. So far, they have only reached a very small percentage of their goal of $100,000 to bring their special Olympians there in June, so Care Inc. wants to help them by promoting the opportunity to donate. DONATE HERE
We are strong supporters of the Special Olympics and have seen the many benefits and joy it brings to some of our friends and clients. It helps our community and creates young athletes, as well as just being fun and worthwhile in every way!
The LA Special Olympics has approx. 15,000 caring and compassionate volunteers in Louisiana, who donate their time and skills. It is important for companies and individuals to support the Special Olympics organization in Louisiana and in other states, too. They greatly rely on generosity to fund these worthwhile programs.
Special Olympics Louisiana 1000 East Morris Avenue Hammond, LA 70403 (800) 345-6644
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Three of our clients at CARE Inc. participated in the State Summer Games hosted by Special Olympics Louisiana from May 18- 20, 2018. CARE Inc. was proud to sponsor Special Olympics Louisiana for their 50th anniversary.