Author Archives: Laurie La Follette

About Laurie La Follette

Since March 2003, I have been blessed to serve as the Chief Executive Officer for Special Olympics Idaho.


April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month.  Here, at Special Olympics Idaho, volunteers serve as the backbone of our organization.  With a small professional staff of just six, we could not fulfill our mission without the dedicated volunteers who serve our … Continue reading

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Our Origins and Special Olympics Idaho’s 40th Anniversary

This year, as Special Olympics Idaho has celebrated its 40th anniversary, I am grateful that Special Olympics founder, the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, was driven by a powerful combination of values: a love of her sister, a fury about the … Continue reading

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Thank you Special Olympics Fans!

As I write this blog, I am a bit bleary-eyed after our action-packed two days for our 40th State Summer Games! However, all I have to do is reflect back on the last 72 hours and I get re-energized! This … Continue reading

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Our Broad Impact

With our State Summer Games approaching next week, coupled with the celebration of our 40th Anniversary, I am reminded of just how proud I am to belong to this organization. With sports at its core, Special Olympics is a leader … Continue reading

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