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Our Mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, and skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Our Vision is to promote acceptance, inclusion, and well-being for people with intellectual disabilities through sports.

Our Values

Our mission and vision are supported by the core values shaping every decision. By sticking to these values, we guarantee the continued success of Special Olympics Louisiana.


To promote an organizational culture that seeks new ideas and advances the mission of Special Olympics.


The standard measure for superior execution and outcome of every dimension of activity and service conducted by Special Olympics Louisiana.


To execute the mission of Special Olympics with a commitment to transparency, honesty, and the highest ethical conduct.


A commitment to the value of every individual and an acknowledgment of their unique talents and achievements.


To connect people of all abilities by creating opportunities with the purpose of building lasting friendships, rooted in mutual respect and acceptance.

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We offer year-round events and community programs across Louisiana. Search our interactive map or calendar to find one near you and register to participate, coach, or volunteer!

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