Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 55,200 chi Visit www.sotx.org.
Special Olympics Texas provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 58,300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
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A big thank you to Dare Ogunbowale for supporting our Special Olympics Texas athletes in
In 2016, the NFL launched this initiative. It allows players to display on their cleats, for one game per season, causes that are important to them.
Fort Cavazos Soldiers and their families cheered on their favorite athletes Friday at the Phantom Warrior Lanes as they competed in the annual Texas Special Olympics Area 12 Bowling Tournament.
A culmination of 14 school districts and delegations in partnership with the Special Olympics and Exceptional Family Member Program on Fort Cavazos made for a packed venue for the two-day event, giving the Soldiers and their families a cheery respite from the hustle of holiday planning just a week before Thanksgiving.
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Special Olympics sees full turnout at Phantom Warrior Lanes Fort Cavazos Soldiers and their families cheered on their favorite athletes Friday at the Phantom Warrior Lanes as they competed in the annual Texas Special Olympics Area 12 Bowling Tournament.
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🦃 Today is Thanksgiving, a day to celebrate with family and friends 👨👩👧👦, enjoy a feast 🍽️, and express gratitude for the blessings in our lives 💕.
🙏 Take a moment to reflect and comment on what you're thankful for this year.
FUNdamental Sports establishes individualized programs for athletes ages two and older who, due to their physical and/or developmental abilities, are working on foundational motor skills to prepare them for possible competitions in typical Special Olympics events. As the athlete learns the sport progressions, he/she comes closer to acquiring skills considered essential for participation in official Special Olympics competitions and daily life activities. Visit our website at www.sotx.org/fundamental to learn more about the FUNdamental Sports program and find out how you can get involved.
"After a month of working on the project every Saturday, here is the result. This poster had to be in special way to show the message of what I’m doing every month at Special Olympics and what is the impact." - Athlete Leader Kamand, speaking of her project with ART SPARK OF TEXAS, located in downtown Austin.
[2X MATCH] A gold medal is within reach for so many athletes—will you help them become champions? Donate to the 2024 Athlete Fund today, and your gift will go 2X as far to pave the path to victory! Click the link to donate!
Special Olympics Texas has received tickets to distribute to any of our athletes, coaches, delegations, families and any of our SOTX supporters at no charge. the 2024 All American Bowl scheduled for January 6th, 2024 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Kickoff for the game is at 12pm noon. Please complete the survey below for your group to request as many tickets that you all will need. Please have 1 per person per group complete this survey.
2024 All American Bowl Ticket Request Survey: https://forms.gle/qUc2YxWFHSmSqvGs5
Tickets will be picked up at the SOTX outreach booth at the entrance of the Alamodome on the day of the event. More information will be provided closer to the event for those who reserve tickets.
At Special Olympics Texas, we send our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and fellow APD officers of Senior Police Officer Jorge Pastore who was killed in the line of duty early Saturday morning during a SWAT response. Another SWAT officer, also wounded in the incident, remains hospitalized.
As the community grieves and honors SPO Jorge Pastore, please note that the Special Olympics Texas Austin Breakfast with Champions, featuring and supported by LETR volunteers, originally scheduled for Friday, November 17th will be postponed to a later date.
“Hearts across Texas are grieving with the family and loved ones of the Austin Police Officer who was tragically killed in the line of duty early this morning, as well as another who faces a long journey to recovery. This tragedy is a reminder of the great risks and selfless leadership our law enforcement officers exercise every day to serve and protect their communities. Cecilia and I ask our fellow Texans to join us in lifting up in prayer the family and loved ones of the officer who was killed, the officer undergoing surgery, and the entire Austin Police Department during this difficult time.”
-Gov. Greg Abbott
KXAN article: Support pours in for APD officer killed, another injured in line of duty
Support pours in for APD officer killed, another injured in line of duty Support is pouring in Saturday morning for the Austin Police Department after one officer was killed and another was injured in the line of duty.
🎗️ Honoring Our Heroes on Veterans Day 🎗️
On this special day, Special Olympics extends heartfelt gratitude and respect to all the brave men and women who have served our nation. 🙌🎖️
To our veterans, you are true heroes, embodying strength, courage, and sacrifice. Your unwavering dedication to protecting our freedoms inspires us all. 🇺🇸❤️
The Special Olympics annual holiday ornament is a cherished way to kick off the spirit of the season. Get yours here: https://support.specialolympics.org/a/holiday-ornament-2023?sourceid=1041115&ms=IDMP_EOY23_ORN_SOC
Special Olympics Texas was selected as one of the nonprofits honored at the Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament this year!
Calling All (Future) Mentors!
Kickstart a career in our Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Program! Get rewarding and fun training to become a mentor to your athletes and community! Click below for more info!
Yesterday, November 2, 2023, Special Olympics Texas - Permian Basin/Big Bend Area held their Breakfast with Champions! Enjoy some amazing pictures taken by Abundance Photography.
Calling all Rocket League fans!
Special Olympics North America is teaming up with Microsoft and Xbox to bring you Gaming for Inclusion! Gaming for Inclusion is here and registration is OPEN for athletes and unified partners! Register: https://www.start.gg/tournament/gaming-for-inclusion-2023/details
SONA is hosting a Rocket League tournament November 11-12th to showcase the great gamers across Special Olympics. The winners of all the tournaments will be eligible to compete with celebrities in a gaming showcase on November 18th that will be live streamed for the world to watch! Note that all participants will need to compete on either XBOX console or PC. Check out their website for additional information: https://www.specialolympics.org/gaming-for-inclusion 🎮
Kendra Scott has always been such an amazing supporter of Special Olympics Texas, and we are so excited about The Give Back night tonight!
If you're shopping Kendra Scott in store from 5-7p, mention Special Olympics Texas when you pay on Wednesday, November 1st. You can also shop online using the code GIVEBACK-ERBYZ Wednesday, November, 1 & Thursday November, 2! SOTX will receive 20% back from the purchases with the code online or if they are mentioned in store.
Show us your costumes here and remember to be safe, be kind, and have fun!
Texas LETR representing at the ILETR conference in Chicago!
The 2024 ILETR Conference will be in San Antonio... we can't wait!
The Special Olympics Texas 2023 Fall Classic as come to a close. Thank You to all of our sponsors, volunteers and especially the athletes who made the trip to Bryan/College Station this past weekend. Congratulations athletes and we will see you at your next competition!
10/27 & 10/28 - LETR officers, athletes, & families will be at Topgolf locations to educate players about Special Olympics & collect donations for the giving campaign (Through 10/31). All funds collected directly support Special Olympics locally.
Special Olympics and Topgolf Partner for Tip-A-Cop
Join Special Olympics athletes and Law Enforcement Torch Run members at your local Topgolf for a fun filled weekend on October 27 & 28. See the power of inclusion in person and join the . Every Topgolf venue is hosting a giving campaign in the US through 10/31, where Topgolf will donate 10% of reservation fees to Special Olympics for players booking at topgolf.com/specialolympics and using code special23
Fall Classic 2023 is a wrap! Thank you to everyone who helped make it a success.
LAST CHANCE! Club Car Wash is hosting a fundraiser for Special Olympics Texas "Wash for a Cause" TODAY Saturday, Oct. 21 at ALL open Club Car Wash locations in Texas. The fundraiser will go on during ALL open business hours. Special Olympics Texas will receive a $2 donation from every car wash, including memberships and paid washes!
Josh showing off a big win!
Cole said he had a great time at Opening Ceremonies last night (he even received a crown) and is excited to play golf today at the Briarcrest Country Club
Club Car Wash is hosting a fundraiser for Special Olympics Texas "Wash for a Cause" TODAY Friday, Oct. 20 and TOMORROW Saturday, Oct. 21 at ALL open Club Car Wash locations in Texas. The fundraiser will go on during ALL open business hours for BOTH days. Special Olympics Texas will receive a $2 donation from every car wash, including memberships and paid washes!
Bocce is ready to go!
Bryan and College Station are hosting more than 1,500 athletes in the Special Olympics, including young Sami Contreras-Vanegas Samantha Contreras-Vanegas never let her disability stop her from being an athlete and making connections in the local Special Olympics.
We are excited to announce that 15ABC - KRHD journalist Chris Talley will be our official Emcee for our Fall Classic Opening Ceremonies tomorrow night, October 20, 2023! We are honored to have Chris be a part of our Fall Classic once again after such an amazing Opening Ceremonies last year, and can't wait for tomorrow!
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The theme of Friday's Fall Classic Opening Ceremonies will be a "Royal Ball", and The King of the Texas Renaissance Festival will be in attendance! Hip, hip, huzzah!
One of our athletes with Judson ISD, Rhema Cutkelvin, was crowned Homecoming Queen this past weekend at Judson High School Homecoming!
Club Car Wash will host a fundraiser for Special Olympics Texas "Wash for a Cause" on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 at ALL open Club Car Wash locations in Texas. The fundraiser will go on during ALL open business hours for BOTH days. Special Olympics Texas will receive a $2 donation from every car wash, including memberships and paid washes!
The City of Richardson Corporate Challenge ended today, with a total amount raised of $177,378.00! The City of Richardson is celebrating 25 years of supporting Special Olympics Texas with a cumulative fundraising total of over $3 million. We want to thank The City of Richardson for always being such amazing supporters of Special Olympics Texas, and for all they've done for our athletes.
Our very own Mary Buford sat down with KBTX Media to talk about Fall Classic, and the importance of Volunteering! Check it out below!
Special Olympics is back for the Fall classic in Brazos Valley The Special Olympics is returning to Bryan/College Station for the Fall classic.
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