Why You Should Join Us
Have a great time and get involved in your local community! When you attend a Special Olympics event, you support athletes as well as our programs, which are offered free of charge to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
We wouldn’t be able to serve these families without event participants who help us raise awareness and funds, like the thousands of dollars contributed through Polar Plunges and Law Enforcement Torch Run each year. Whether you’re on the sidelines, volunteering, or in the race, thank you for your support!
“SOLA is an amazing organization! Our whole family loves coming together each year in friendship and fun to support Over the Edge. It’s a wonderful kickoff to the holiday season.”
“We’re always very grateful to be asked to participate at such a special event where our officers are able to interact with athletes, and are always humbled by the experience. We also proudly participate each year in the Torch Run, as well as the Polar Plunge.”
Attend an Event
With hundreds of competitions, fundraising and other special events, there is always something going on in our communities. Explore our events below and check out the calendar to see what’s coming up!
Breakfast with Champions
Reveal the Champion in yourself and in our Special Olympics Louisiana athletes. This event is Special Olympics Louisiana's annual campaign. You are invited to join us for a breakfast that will raise awareness and engage the community by showcasing some of the unique programs Special Olympics Louisiana has to offer.
Test your trivia skills at one of our interactive and entertaining Trivia Nights!
Over the Edge
Our athletes bravely face challenges on the field, in the pool and on the court. They are the inspiration for this event. We are asking our participants to step into the shoes of our athletes. Take your support for Special Olympics Louisiana to new heights and face your fears. It takes the same amount of courage to go “over the edge” as it does for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate in sports.
Be Bold. Get Cold. Our Polar Plunges are wildly popular events that also bring in crucial funds for our athletes. Grab your friends, family and colleagues and register for one of our plunges today!
From shooting skeet to making strikes to making that hole-in-one, we have many other fundraisers to match your interest!
Join member of the law enforcement community as the run to raise critical funds for SOLA!
State Games and Tournaments