October 11, 2012
By Margaret Larsen
October is a huge month for us here at Special Olympics Texas—we’re busy working on so many events , and I hope you’ll take time to participate in one or more of them, whether you’re an athlete, a coach, a family member, volunteer or friend of SOTX.
Here is an abbreviated list of what’s happening this month at Special Olympics Texas!
October is also “Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month” here in Texas. We’re fortunate that Texas chooses to take time each year to celebrate the contributions that individuals with disabilities have made to our state and nation.
Our athletes’ accomplishments in athletics—and, more importantly, in life—never cease to amaze and affect me. Just this week, I heard about an athlete who was non-verbal before he started participating in Special Olympics activities. After three years, he is now talking. I have to think that the confidence he developed by training and competing helped him become more confident in communicating with others.
Persons with disabilities are some of the bravest people I know. Let us celebrate them every day, not just in October.