Breakfast Event “Champions Together” Benefits Special Olympics Louisiana

Catherine & Mayor Mike Cooper
Catherine & Mayor Mike Cooper

Covington Mayor Mike Cooper and his wife, Catherine, will serve as Honorary Chairs for the “Champions Together” Breakfast for Special Olympics Louisiana (SOLA), according to Pat Carpenter, President/CEO of SOLA. The breakfast, presented by the Olympian athletes, will be held at Benedict’s Plantation on Thursday, April 16, 2015, and local business and community leaders are invited to attend. The guests will be inspired as they hear stories from the Special Olympic athletes and parents.

Special Olympics Louisiana serves 1,599 Florida Parishes athletes and partners. There are another 15,124 not served. It costs $203,073 to serve the current Florida Parishes athletes. The proceeds from this breakfast will help recruit athletes and build skills that lead to employment.

The mission of Special Olympics Louisiana 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 the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.

The “Champions Together” Breakfast will take place at Benedict’s Plantation at 1144 N. Causeway Blvd. In Mandeville on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 from 7 a.m. To 8:30 a.m. For those interested in attending, please contact Catherine Cooper at or call 985-893-0377, or Mary Louise Prudhomme, email at or phone 225-505-7093.

“Special Olympics Louisiana serves our area’s children and adults and Catherine and I are honored to be a part of helping promote the good work and community building efforts of this vital organization” said Mayor Cooper.

Special Olympics Louisiana SOLA

Special Olympics Louisiana