December 28, 2012
By Tela Mange
David Miller and his family have been loyal champions of Special Olympics Texas for more than 10 years. As members of the Olympus Society, their David B. Miller Family Foundation has generously supported SOTX athletes.
As with most of our loyal advocates, the Millers have a personal reason for their philanthropy: a dear family friend who has greatly benefitted from her participation in Special Olympics Texas.
Cindy Johnston has been an athlete for 26 years, training and competing in numerous sports, including bowling, swimming, basketball and tennis.
“Over the years,” Miller said, “we have been able to observe how very important Special Olympics has been to Cindy. Just like any other athlete, she enjoys competing and being a member of a team, and Special Olympics is the avenue through which she has been able to have those experiences.”
Like any other serious athlete, Cindy is determined, focused and competitive. “I’ll share with you that she doesn’t like coming in second place!” Miller said.
The work that SOTX does is important, and others should consider making a meaningful gift to the organization, he said. “To our knowledge, Special Olympics is the only broad-based organization that affords children and adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to pursue their athletic interests.”