NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Special Olympics Louisiana, Inc.

The recipient entity's physical address:
           1000 East Morris Avenue
Hammond, LA 70403


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           1000 East Morris Avenue
Hammond, LA 70403


Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Sharon Ann Sofford
Jessie May Dykes
James R. Austin
Gary S. Grand
Dr. Charles C. Foti, Sr.


The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  6608

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $250,000

What type of request is this?  General Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           Sean Adams, SO Athlete PO Box 698, Larose, LA 70373
Kevin Arbaugh, 51295 Allen Drive, Loranger, LA 70446
Emily Jeffcott, Vice Chair, 701 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Ricky Ouber, 805 Murray Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
Kathleen Quatroy, Treasurer, 212 Eden Isles Blvd., Slidell, LA 70458
John Saye, Chair, PO Box 8032, Monroe, LA 71211
Eddie Brown, 5160 Lacour Monique St., New Orleans, LA 70131
Mirenda McCray SO Athlete, 3928 Eileen, Shreveport, LA 71107
Pat Carpenter Bourgeois, President & CEO, 1000 East Morris Ave., Hammond, LA 70403


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           SOLA will offer sports training and competition to the current 14,880 athletes and try to reach the additional 124,543
persons in LA in order to improve their quality of life through sports training and competition, healthy athlete promotions
and educating the public to the abilities of persons with intellectual disabilities.


What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $82,500
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $136,523
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $30,977

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?
          Not Applicable

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all 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, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. We want to offer our athletes another level of physical fitness that they may not receive elsewhere and to enhance their quality of life! 50% more Special Olympics athletes have jobs than those not in Special Olympics. We want to change attitudes of individuals about persons with intellectual disabilities, teaching them the diverse gifts of everyone no matter the abilities.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Special Olympics will offer annually approximately 100 competitive events where athletes can showcase their talents. More than 55 training schools will be conducted to teach individuals in the community to become Special Olympics coaches. SOLA will provide training for key leaders in the organization. SOLA will conduct 6 Healthy Athlete programs where athletes receive FREE health promotion, dental, hearing, and vision screenings. We will continue to reach new Young Athletes providing early intervention for children ages 2-7 with low motor abilities. We wish to offer the SOLA opportunity to the other 124,543 persons in LA with intellectual disabilities who are not yet being offered the opportunity through a media campaign. We will take Special Olympics into as many school systems as possible, approximately 188 schools and 9 colleges, working with the Department of Education. SO Get Into It (SO Get Into It TM) is a free service-learning curriculum for all grade levels (regular education students) that celebrates the diverse gifts of every student, whatever his or her ability. The materials are designed as a relatively simple way to achieve several closely related student learning goals. SO Get Into Wm’ involves students in learning about those who are different but who can nonetheless inspire the world with the lesson that we all have gifts to contribute no matter what our limitations. Unified Sports teams will be formed which pairs SOLA athletes with non-handicapped individuals in the community on sports teams.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           1 year

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
                 NONE
    
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:
                 NONE

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 NONE

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  NONE

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 
               NONE

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:
               NONE

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
                NONE

          What is the nature of the relationship?  NONE

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:
                 SOLA has signed a contract to provide services to the State of LA since 1971, for citizens with intellectual disabilities.
LA Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism


(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               We are the only program in the state who provides these services to LA citizens, children and adults with intellectual disabilities. We provide a sports training and competition program teaching them self-confidence and to give most of them a purpose in life. 50% more Special Olympics athletes have jobs compared to their counterparts who are not in Special Olympics.


Contact Information
name:  Pat Carpenter Bourgeois 
                                       address:  1000 East Morris Avenue
                                       phone:  (985) 345-6644
                                       fax:  (985)345-6649
                                       e-mail:  pcarpenter@laso.org
                                       relationship to entity:  President & CEO